I know, I know, I am supposed to write about dairy farming, but birds are close to my heart. And on the farm it's the same old, same old. Feed the cows, milk the cows, pay the bills, then do it all again. Not that I mind it or anything, but there isn't much new to say about it.
However, a Facebook friend in Western NY says evening grosbeaks are turning up in banding traps out there. I haven't seen one in years so maybe this bodes well for the Christmas bird count.
A red-breasted nuthatch showed up on our feeder tree this morning. Haven't seen one in a while....well, we usually see them on the Christmas bird count, but not here in my honey locust tree.
I am wondering if this will be a winter for irruptions and interesting birds. So far it is looking that way.
Holy cow, holy cow!!! A whole flock of pine siskins at the feeder now. This is one crazy year!