In early April, we had at least 17 Blue Jays at our feeder and in our yard at the same time. I think they were probably a north-bound flock, since we usually never have more than six. On May 4, we had two Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (males) and today, May 10, we had a female. We’ve noticed over the years that the males always arrive back first, at least a week earlier than the females. Two pairs of grosbeaks have been nesting in the woodlot behind our place for the past dozen years or more. They come to the feeder all summer long.
Neil Boughen, Warsaw