Thursday, October 11, 2007

Highlights: Northern Shrike, Common Redpoll, and Harris's Sparrow

Well it has finally begun to feel like fall and appropriately enough the first Northern Shrike and Common Redpoll of the season showed up today. American Tree (photo below) and White-crowned Sparrow numbers have also been increasing. Evening grosbeaks have begun visiting the feeders, after a week or so of flying over the Point. The numbers of Golden-crowned Kinglets have also been growing over the last couple of days. It pains me to admit it, but Cory got better shots of the Shrike than I did today and he posted a nice shot on the waterbird blog.

Feeders: American Tree, Song, Vesper, White-throated, White-crowned, and Harris's Sparrow, Dark-eyed junco, Purple Finch and Pine Siskin. A Ruffed Grouse has also been making the occasional appearance.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Just a 'fly by' to thank ALL of you bird folk for what you do for the birds and US!!
cant always get out to the point, so it's nice to read what has been going on from the comfort of my home here in Brimley!
bummed i always seem to miss the peregrines, tho..
Go Well bird people! and Thank you!
Kathi in Brimley