Yesterday I saw a flock of snowy buntings and common redpolls eating from some wild thistle by Muskegon Lake. What a treat. Amazing to think that a month ago they may have been above the Arctic Circle. Our dark eyed juncos returned at the end of September and our chickadees are back. One is so brave I’m going to start standing in the driveway with sunflower seeds to see if it’ll feed from my hand. The unique birds are one of the only things I like about winter. In Allegan County I always see horned larks feeding on the road edges. What winter only birds are the rest of you seeing?