Hello, all, from Randolph Center,
This year is definitely the year of the common redpoll, as we are
hosting over three dozen daily for meals. But today a lone feisty
Pine Siskin joined them au table, a first here for a couple of years.
Another treat was a wonderful Barred owl, sitting calmly for over 20
minutes on the crossbar of our bird feeding system, just a few feet
from our breakfast room window. Probably the same guy who found the
ermine for breakfast here a few weeks ago.
And, though this pales with your collective and frequent news in the
lake area of mobs of robins, we had one chirping in a large barberry
bush up by the barn last Saturday. It was, btw, in the single digits
and we still have about a foot of snow on the ground. A jarring
sight. It is only January.