Double brrrrr! TUB with Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Matthew Young
Singing Horned Lark
Female Mealy Redpoll
Male Evening GrosbeakDespite the biting cold I had a fabulous day birding mostly visiting bird feeding stations dotted around the vicinity. We saw maybe six Hoary (or Arctic) Redpolls and at least 600 Mealy Redpolls including around 300 close up nervous birds at one feeding station!
We also saw at least 60 Evening Grosbeaks - a lifer for me. Annoyingly, my camera battery conked out quite early on and I missed several brilliant opportunties to photograph this gorgeous relative of the Hawfinch at close range. Other great birds included a horde of Horned (Shore) Larks, a magnificent Rough-legged Hawk (Buzzard) and a couple of Snow Buntings seen in an arctic snow blizzard that suddenly kicked up.
Give me hot weather any day!