This morning about 11:00 I had a Common Redpoll on my upper deck. It was in with a bunch of perhaps 30 A. Goldfinches, along with7 or 8 Purple Finches. I was just very surprised because before this year, I have never had a C. Redpoll at my feeders. On Feb. 16 and 18 I had one visit several times, and I believe it was the same individual both those days. This one seemed to be a different individual, more black on face.
Yesterday I had about 10 Rusty Blackbirds eating sunflower and mixed seed in my front yard along with 40 or 50 Red-winged Blackbirds, 20 or so C. Grackles, 1 female Cowbird.
Last week a Pine Warbler passed through. I got good looks at it.
Rural Bonne Terre
St. Francois Co.