Sunday Extra

I saw my first Evening Grosbeak in 2012 in Prospect Park. That was a female. This might possibly be the first male I’ve seen. Seen in Green-Wood today.

Coccothraustes vespertinus: this binomial could be translated as “kernel-shatterer of the west/evening.” That big beak crushes the opposition (seeds/nuts/kernels). The Latin vespertina means both evening and west.

2 Responses to “Sunday Extra”


  1. 1 chuxpix65 April 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Wonderful sighting!
    “kernal shatterer” would seem to apply to finches also.

    I brought out my hummingbird feeders today.
    They don’t typically show up for another three weeks here on the Cape, but I figured it’s a warm spring, despite a rather intense snow squall last Friday.

    Something I’ve been wondering about…
    As an apartment dweller do you do any window boxes, rooftop, or front step gardening? Indoor plants?


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