Just before noon today, a lone female Purple Finch showed up at our feeders among the many House Finch pairs. No male as yet. At Monkey Run South Gin & I met Chris Wood who told us about a Fox Sparrow on the railroad bed above his house, so we walked there and found four bright Fox Sparrows foraging in the open on the railroad bed about a half-mile from Monkey Run Rd. Then up on Mt. Pleasant Rd at the East end, I came upon a nice flock of about 40 Snow Buntings feeding on the road, a few males in sharp-looking breeding plumage; also among them were several Horned Larks. More H.Larks were creeping about among the corn-stalks. No Longspurs visible. Back home, with the snow flurries swirling around the feeders, there are four Red-wing Blackbirds and two Common Grackles, along with Song Sparrows, 3 Tree Sparrows and all the other regulars.
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