I was able to get out a little earlier today than yesterday and the day before and took a longer walk around the preserve. Birdlife in general was up today as well. The Pine Siskins, Gold Finches and Purple Finches have for the most part disappeared. I have been hopping to see some of the other winters finches that have been reported widely throughout the region, such as Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill and Evening Grosbeak. I made a point to walk past all the pine trees on the preserve but no signs of them here.