I thought that perhaps the Boreal Chickadees had left when the Redpoll invasion occured. I hadn’t seen the Boreal Chick since last Saturday, but this morning one showed up at the peanut feeder. I quickly put out some fresh peanuts and the Boreal Chickadee was so excited he let loose some chips and chitters that I had never heard before. The chittering chirps that he was making sounded like a more complicated and extended version than the one on the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs.
There are about 50 Common Redpolls here now and also quite a few Pine Grosbeaks, maybe about 20-25.
I’ve noticed that the Crows have moved back in to the neighborhood. The Crows actually leave this area during the coldest and darkest part of the winter. They travel south to places like Cook and Virginia – not very far. It is a sign that Spring is coming.