I got a tip from Russ Jones that White-winged Crossbills were very reliable in a coniferous woodlot across from the entrance to Holiday Beach, so yesterday I decided to take a drive and see if I can relocate, and maybe get a photo of these special visitors. I was not dissappointed. As soon as I pulled over on the side of the road and got out of the car I could here the crossbills chitter chattering away to each other. There were 12 birds in total in the area, and I did manage to get a few photos....though they are not that great.
Also in the area were a few Red-breasted Nuthatches, Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Mourning Doves, and a large flock of about 25 American Robins flew over as well.
Also got a new book this week. Shorebirds of the Pacific Northwest. So far, it looks like the best book on shorebirds I have ever seen, but I haven't really got the chance to dive into it yet.