carduelis (thistle) pinus (pine)
Sunday, September 2, 1979 — 12:00 noon
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin — Arvilla’s Antique Store
After we left the flowage, we went to another of my favorite haunts. I was definitely in a rut. Every time I took some friends up to Dad’s house, we went to Black River Harbor, Rainbow Flowage and Boulder Junction. Arvilla’s was a very classy antique store with a lot of very classy items, every one of which was out of our price range. But it was fun to walk around and dream.
There was a small jack pine grove next to the store with many feeders. The Pine Siskins were eating sunflower seeds on a feeder hanging off the eaves of the building. This was the same place where I had seen my lifer Evening Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and American Goldfinch earlier in the year. The Evening Grosbeaks and American Goldfinches were still around.