pinicola (from pinus, pine, and colere, to dwell) enucleator (to take out kernels)
Friday, January 2, 1981 — 10:45 am
McNaughton, Wisconsin — Spider Lake Road
Next to the house was a large tree with a few feeders hanging from the branches. These two docile birds spent some time eating at the feeders, some time feeding on the ground, and a lot of time sitting in the tree looking around. They were very large gray finches with white wing-bars and long tails. Their heads and rumps were red/orange.