Friday, January 2, 2009

The Day After

So, after yesterday's excitement, I decided to head out again, this time a bit more locally. I went down to the Locks at 3:30 this afternoon (yes, I know...late start) and found - among the more common species - a Red-necked Grebe, a Greater Scaup, and a Hoary Redpoll, all new for the year, and Greater Scaup was new for my winter list. Even more locally, I had around 40 Pine Siskins in the back yard today, along with one very brightly coloured individual, I'm not sure if it's just more pigmented or if it's a different subspecies. Also had a flock of 7 White-winged Crossbills hanging around the yard, my first ones around here since 2004.

On another note, my 2007 and 2008 year lists are up for anyone who is interested! Lifers are in blue.

Weird Siskin

1 comment:

Stony Lake Birds said...

The wing and tail patterns remind of the congeneric Greenfinch Carduelis chloris,.