Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Moscow Yellow-rumped Warbler (& Pine Grosbeaks), 2/3/09

Hi All -

I had a Yellow-rumped Warbler at noon along Paradise Ck. on the east side of the UI Campus. This is in the general area of Moscow where I have found a few YRWA the past few winters. I wonder if this bird has been around all winter, surviving the severe Dec. cold snap, or has moved here recently w/ the milder weather. It's a balmy 45 F in Moscow right now.

I also tracked down the Pine Grosbeaks in the "Heritage Grove" east of the UI Admin. Bldg. There was a group of as many as 10 and some were feeding on buds on the maple trees in the area. Pine Grosbeaks have been pretty consistent in this area the past few weeks so would be a good bet for anyone still looking.

thanks, Charles.

Charles Swift
Moscow, ID

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