Palm warbler at Pukaskwa National Park
Several days of north winds have favoured south-bound migrants. American Pipit numbers are down and only a few late-migrating Warbler species - Yellow-rumped, Palm and Orange-crowned - are still common. American Tree Sparrows are just starting to show up, adding to a this week's sparrow tally that has included Vesper, Swamp, Song, Savannah, White-throated and White-crowned...and, technically, Dark-eyed Junco. Up to eight Purple Finches are attending our backyard feeder.
Tammie Hache, The Bird Lady of Manitouwadge, writes a column for The Echo. I've enjoyed reading her musings about the local birds in another north shore community - thanks and keep up the good work Tammie!