Thursday, October 16, 2008

In 2005 we were shocked by the sudden and untimely death of Jim Granlund. Serving on the WPBO board for many years, Jim passionately dedicated much of his time and energy to this organization. A memorial fund was established to honor Jim's love for Whitefish Point and to recognize his tireless contributions to WPBO. Thanks to donations made to the fund we were able to purchase two beautiful benches that were delivered to the Point today. We would like to thank Cheryl Granlund and all who have contributed to this fund.

Jim's simple description of a good day's birding, "Good Stuff"

Highlights: White-winged Crossbill

While migration has been relatively slow the last few days, there has been some activity in the woods. Small flocks of White-winged Crossbills have been occurring daily, and there has been a Gray Catbird frequenting the area behind the bird feeders. American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and Snow Bunting numbers have been slowly growing. Other recent sightings include; Ruffed Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Winter Wren, both Kinglets, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, and Fox, Lincoln's, and Swamp Sparrows.

Gray Catbird

Golden-crowned Kinglet

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