From Noreen McAuliffe
My husband and I had the chance to observe the flock of White-Winged Crossbills feeding in the sweet gum tree over the Vale this afternoon. We watched them for about twenty minutes before they took off as a flock (~15), calling, and headed north. We didn't find them again, but we did see the Purple Finches and Siskins at the feeder, which was a frenzied scene of a dozen species feeding during the brief snow flurries. We also saw Juncos today in the park, which makes me feel like it really must be winter now.
(Note WWCR = White-Winged Crossbills )
From Rafael :