A flock of about 30 Common Redpolls continues to associate with the growing Snow Bunting flock on Mt Pleasant Rd this morning. They all were in the weedy field opposite the communications tower, both around 10:30 when I first saw them and around 11:30 when I returned. Basically the same spot as
I was standing on Tupper Road at about 8:50 this morning with a couple of walking companions whom I’d just met. Visibility was reduced by the falling snow to just a few hundred yards. We heard but could not see a flock of Tundra Swans passing south along the Cayuga Inlet Valley to our east.
Finally I had a flock of male and female Evening Grosbeaks here in Auburn! Unfortunately, a squirrel came and a Coopers Hawk, at the same time and scared them off. I have no idea how long they had been here. Luckily my camera was nearby and I did get a few pics. I hope they return. Cooper
So happy that I got some here at my feeders this morning (in Newfield, near Connecticut Hill)! Quite a few of them, I'd guess about 20, and the crabapple tree where the feeders are seemed full of them. Unfortunately, they flew off rather quickly. Hoping they return. American Tree Sparrows here