November got off to a great start this morning! First, the continuing birds. The Surf Scoters on Yankee Lake are now in their tenth day! The immature Red-necked Grebe on Swan Lake is in its thirteenth day! At least two Pectoral Sandpipers and two Wilson’s Snipe continue on Resnick Road in Bethel. Ring-necked and Ruddy Ducks, Lesser Scaup, Green-winged Teal, Common Mergansers and Bufflehead were all seen today. Sparrows were in good number at the Deli Fields, with Song, Swamp, White-throated, White-crowned and Field all seen. The only warblers for me today were two Yellow-rumped. The bird of the day however was an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL I came across in a Wood Duck box! This is only my second Eastern Screech this year! Not a bad start at all!
Addendum: I forgot to mention that finches have found me! Today I had 8 Pine Siskins, 7 American Goldfinches and a single Purple Finch! Finally!