I was happy to hear my first redpolls of the year this morning as they flew
over, knowing it was only a matter of time until I bumped into them given
the prediction of an irruption year for them. However, I was even more
thrilled to encounter a lone female Pine Grosbeak feeding on Ash samaras. I
hadnt heard of any other local reports for them, so here's to hoping they
will be around this winter as well.