Hello, all you birder compatriots,
I've just joined and thought I'd try out my first email to you.
Our Randolph Center feeders are busy - the guys are eating us out of
house and home. Mostly Common Redpolls (2 or 3 dozen), lots of
goldfinches, lots of blue jays, and the usual various woodpeckers,
mourning doves, chickadees, pair of cardinals, Englishes, both
nuthatches, an occasional fickle titmouse who seens to prefer our
birding neighbors across the road, 3 dozen wild turkeys, 6 tree
sparrows - very unusual for us this time of year - crows, ravens,
juncos, a sharpie now and then, and for the past two days six nice
plump Bohemian Waxwings feeding on our Viburnum berries. We did have
two male and one female pine grosbeaks, but they have moved on. Plus
a goodly flock of snow buntings in a neighboring field before
Christmas. Have not seen or heard the plentiful barred owls that you
are all talking about, but they nest here in the summer chez nous.
J. Schulte: I so enjoyed your Pine Grosbeak story and printed it out
for several of my friends! Thanks so much.