Redpolls are currently popping up all over New England. Here's the eBird map
Looking at the Vermont distribution graph
<>, they normally start showing up in
force in three weeks, and then peak in February. So, they may be early.
This appears to be a good year for all of our finches - Evening Grosbeaks
and Pine Siskins have been showing up in numbers. Even some Pine Grosbeaks,
which weren't projected to irrupt by the Finch forecast, are around. So,
we'll see whether even more Redpolls show up in a few weeks.

Here's hoping the Snowy Owls come south soon, too!


On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:22 AM Sarah Janson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I also have had large flocks of redpolls on Saturday and Sunday. eBird
> switched from labeling them as rare to normal on November 1st.
> Sarah Janson
> South Lincoln.
> > On Nov 2, 2020, at 8:56 AM, Susan Sussman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > ´╗┐In the midst of our first snow of the season, a 30+ flock of redpolls!!
> > Isn't this early for them?
> >
> > Susan Sussman
> > Middlesex

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