Winter Finch Arrive (Finally)
I woke up and found a Common Redpoll feeding with a flock of American Goldfinch this morning! OMG – that was my first for the year Redpoll (CHECK)! I think it has been since the winter of 2003-04 since I have seen one of these guys and there it was sitting on my birdfeeder! (THINK TOM) I quickly scattered to get my camera and of course it flew away just as I was pulling my camera up to take its picture!! So, after getting my hair cut . . . I spent the day trying to capture a picture of that Redpoll!
I waited and waited by the window without seeing this little bird again. . . . so I started capturing many hours of video with American Goldfinch coming and going (while I did laundry, dishes, vacuuming, etc..). The Common Redpoll never did return but after reviewing these hours of clips, look what I did find!!
Yep, that was my awaited Pine Siskin and my first Siskin for the year (CHECK)! I haven’t seen these guys since the winter of 2004-05 and my quest is now to locate some Evening Grosbeaks and or some Crossbills!
BTW: Only caught one Northern Saw-whet Owl last night!
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