Monday, October 29, 2007

Highlights: Short-eared Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Pine Grosbeak (photo above).
Well, as would be expected at this time of year up here, it is starting to be all about the winter finches. Today Pine & Evening Grosbeaks, Red & White-winged Crossbills, and Common & Hoary Redpoll were all seen at the Point. A Short-eared Owl came in off the lake and hung around a bit. A Black-backed Woodpecker also made a brief appearance. A Northern Shrike chased a Downy Woodpecker for about a minute out at the Point, we think the Downy got away. Flocks of Snow Bunting were regularly coming in off the lake today.

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