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Early Evening Grosbeaks & Late Northern Waterthrush

Four days ago on October 6th Van Burmesiter found a late Northern Waterthrush that was six days beyond the previous late departure of September 30, 1966, noted by Bob Morman. Fifty-seven years is a long time to hold a record late departure. And this afternoon Brian Brosky texted me that he saw three Evening Grosbeaks (1 male and 2 females/immatures) around 1:30 p.m. while working in Grant Township. This is a new early fall arrival by six days over the previous October 16, 1972 arrival noted by Ethel Getgood. This broke a 51-year record. Both of these were likely shattered as a consequence of a changing climate.


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