Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Highlights: Black-backed Woodpecker (above), &
Pine Grosbeak
There was another big finch flight today. Hundreds of Pine Siskins and Purple Finch, along with smaller numbers of White-winged and Red Crossbills, and American Goldfinch came through today. Tim also had some Common Redpolls out at the tip today. A single Pine Grosbeak was seen yesterday, and several more were seen today. Snow Buntings were regularly coming in off the lake. I was out along the lake shore a few miles from the tip this evening and the Snow Buntings were still coming in at sunset. Other sightings included; Ruffed Grouse, Bald Eagle, Winter Wren, and Rusty Blackbird.
White-winged Crossbill

Purple Finch

Downy Woodpecker having a bad hair day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Before I left for downstate on Wed pm, the 22nd, I saw a gnatcatcher along the main road 1/2 way to the harbor. I figured this was a bit late and thought you might want to know of the sighting.

Tom Kemp
Bowling Green, Ohio