I have not seen purple finches in Canaan since the first of November 2001.
We usually see them through the first part of winter at feeders. Evening
Grosbeaks are still present in Canaan although not as widely distributed as
in most irruption years. Twenty or so Pine Siskins at my feeder in Davis all
winter. No Redpolls to date.
On the subject of woodpeckers... we had the highest number for Downy
Woodpeckers in the history of our Christmas count and I have had a male and
female at the feeder all winter.
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From: "Greg Eddy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Northern Panhandle Woodpeckers
> I had a Flicker in my yard this morning. They are normally absent in this
> area in the winter. Well, at least my part of the area.
> Birds have greatly increased at my feeders with the decrease in
> Where are all the "northern" species we were expecting?
> I had one Siskin. No Grosbeaks or Redpolls.
> A few of you have reported Purple Finch, but I haven't heard of any in the
> northern panhandle.
> What observations have the rest of you on these species?