I did some early morning hiking at Van Buren State Park in Van Buren, Ohio, and was rewarded by a flyby of about 3 Common Redpolls. They were with about 6 or 8 Goldfinches. It's amazing how similar some of their calls are to each other. Luckily, I was able to get a good look at one CORE and brief glimpses of two others.
For those of you familiar with VBSP, I heard an saw them as I just got on the access road that leads to the old campgrounds. For those unfamiliar, the access road is located off of TR229 on the NE corner of Van Buren Lake. There is a sign marked Group Camping Area that marks the road.
Not much else exciting was out bird-wise, though I did hear three different Carolina Wrens. After the past few years where these birds have been difficult to spot in Hancock, it's good to see that they are slowly making a comeback.
- ▼ 2010 (15)