Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Lifer!

Early this morning, I headed down to Roselawn cemetary in Monona WI (part of Madison). 
I arrived at 8:15am and quickly added Pine Siskin, Brown Creeper and Golden-crowned Kinglet to my '09 year list.  After a bit of searching, along with Bill Brooks and Jane Dennis, we found (to their delight and my excitement) a flock of 10-15 of these birds: 



Not sure what that is? 
Try this photo: 



Still not sure? 
Take a good look at this one:



Another?  Here:



Yes, you guessed it:


This is my nemesis winter finch......... lifer #527.........

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



1 comment:

A. ☮ said...

Yaaaaay!!!!! *applause* Congratulations!! You finally saw one! How exciting!

Happy birding!