Bird #194 — Pine Grosbeak

pinicola (from pinus, pine, and colere, to dwell) enucleator (to take out kernals)

Friday, January 2, 1981 — 10:45 am

McNaughton, Wisconsin — Hansen’s farm — Spider Lake Road

Next to the Hansen’s house was a large tree with a few feeders hanging from the branches.  These two docile birds spent some time eating at the feeders, some time feeding on the ground, and a lot of time sitting in the tree looking around. They were very large gray finches with white wing-bars and long tails.  Their heads and rumps were red/orange.

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