Credit: D. Faucher, Ducks Unlimited
Every other year on average, boreal breeding finches and sometimes other birds as well, push further south in late fall and winter into parts of the United States. This year is already shaping up to be a major “invasion” year for these birds in the eastern U.S. with some species already having been spotted as far south as Georgia! One of the most mysterious of these northern finches is the Evening Grosbeak and recently an excellent and interesting story about Evening Grosbeaks was posted on the American Bird Association’s blog (of which I contributed). You can see the full article here.
Also, it may not be new but we recently stumbled across a fascinating underwater video showing Common Eiders diving for food in the Arctic. Quite the view indeed!