Flocking to Park Point

Earlier this week, a flock of pine siskins invaded Lyle Anderson’s feeders on Park Point for about two hours, then left as suddenly as they arrived. For those two hours, “they were all over — on the feeders, on the ground and in the trees,” Lyle writes.
Fortunately, he got a couple of pictures:

As I look at these pictures, I realize the finches I had on my thistle feeders for a couple of mornings this week probably also were siskins. It was still pretty dark when they came by, and I didn’t get a real good look.
Lyle also has had some nuthatches, and got a picture of this one:

I’ve seen several white-breasted nuthatches like this one, but I haven’t yet seen a red-breasted nuthatch so far this fall/winter season. Has anyone?

Your bird stories and pictures euphorically welcomed at: jlundy@duluthnews.com.

2 thoughts on “Flocking to Park Point

  1. Yes, I’ve had red breasted nuthatches regularly. All summer and fall. Also white-breasted. At 7:00 a.m. Friday a male cardinal was at my feeder. It wasn’t even light out yet.

  2. I wish I would have discovered your page sooner. I love watching the birds. Even though I have spent most of my life in the Duluth area I never realized the wide variety of birds we have. The first time I saw a Scarlet Tanager sitting on the rim of my bird bath I couldn’t believe my eyes. And the next year when the tiniest little owl I had ever seen rested on a branch of my birch tree I was hooked. I have kept track of the summer visitors ever since.
    We spend the winter in the coastal bend area on the gulf and a whole new world of bird species opened up for me.

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