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than 30 common redpolls blanketed
the ground and feeders. The bright
red forehead and black chins of both
sexes and the pink breast of the male
are the distinguishing features of
these mostly brown-streaked birds. I
never did see a hoary redpoll among
them.
I similarly failed to see an evening
grosbeak at our feeders, even though
this species made its best showing in
over a decade in Pennsylvania, appearing in 33 counties.
Although most were gone from
the state by mid-December, up to
150 at a time appeared at a feeder in
Marienville, Forest County.
Numbers of both crossbill species
also diminished by mid-December.
White-winged crossbills went from
43 counties in early November to 35
in the winter and red crossbills from
30 counties in early November to 20
in the winter.
During similar irruptive invasions
of red crossbills in Pennsylvania,

most appeared in mid-to-late October and left the state by the end of
March. Although they remain paired
through most of the year and may
breed at any time an area suits them,
there are very few verified sightings of
breeding red crossbills in Pennsylvania.
White-winged crossbills arrive and
leave on the same schedule as red
crossbills, and there are no records
of breeding here. During one of the
largest crossbill invasions in Pennsylvania in 1997-98, more than 1,000
white-winged crossbills spent the
winter in Cook Forest State Park and
were often joined by lesser numbers
of red crossbills. But we never saw
them on our mountain then, probably because our spruce grove was
only 24 years old and not producing
a good cone crop. So last winter will
remain in my memory as our crossbill
winter, my first ever in the 41 years I
have lived on our central Pennsylvania mountaintop.

Taxidermist STEVE
PROWELL, of York,
got this 12-point
that scored a net
130-5/8 Boone &
Crockett Club points
in Lycoming County
in 2012. Members of
Prowell's camp hike
way back in on state
land and do quite
well on the big bucks,
he said.

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