Thursday, February 22, 2007

Redpoll Mania!

At least on a small scale...

Seems Common Redpoll is an even better bird here than I suspected. There's been a steady stream of cars to my mom's driveway from all over Tennessee and much of Alabama, several dozen birders so far. Some have had to wait over 5 hours to see the bird, others have gotten it within seconds, but so far as I know, no one has yet been skunked. Quite a few people who have been birding this area for 30+ years have ticked it as a State or life bird. Tennessee's top ABA lister, Jeff Wilson, added it to his TN tally bringing him up to an astounding 386 species! At least one other of the Tennessee lists topping the elite 350 mark added it as a new tickie as well. Let's hope it stays for the weekend!


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