Winter Wrens (2) and Golden-crowned Kinglets again featured on our neighbor's property and our own yard was full of Dark-eyed Juncos bringing a Field Sparrow with them.
Ring-necked Ducks - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. October 24th, 2012.
Pied-billed Grebe - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. October 24th, 2012.
This morning's White-winged Crossbill may well fit within a broader pattern of irruptive northern passerines in New England and I've now seen reports of Pine Grosbeaks from Massachusetts and Vermont, Evening Grosbeaks, White-winged and Red Crossbills from Massachusetts, a Common Redpoll in Connecticut and an early Bohemian Waxwing in Vermont. That's aside from the Pine Siskins and Purple Finches present everyday around Gill. This could be shaping up into a very interesting late fall/early winter.
Ruddy Ducks (above) and Pied-billed Grebe (below) - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. October 24th, 2012.