Yesterday I went to Stony Creek to find the Purple Finches that have been there a week. Kevin Rysiewski has seen them consistently over the last several days in the same location, so I headed that way… I found them near the Osprey Trail and after a few minutes noticed a flock of smaller streaked birds at the top of the pines feeding on tiny pine cones… I heard the familiar call of the Pine Siskin and had to chuckle to myself because I had just read the finch report that said it was going to be a good year for Siskins and Redpolls… Nice…. Some cropped shots from way up in top of the tree, but regardless I was glad to see them…. they were non existent last winter in Macomb County…. The Eastlake trails were fairly active… Kevin and I found Black-throated Green, Bay-Breasted and an Orange crowned Warbler. We also had a Blue-headed Vireo… White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows have arrived and there were ton of Field Sparrows everywhere… We also found Eastern Towhee and Brown Thrashers still around and had 3 Broad-winged Hawks fly overhead….