||Observation (Click on links for photos)
||An Ash-Throated Flycatcher was reported in Kewaunee
County (Jon Regan and subsequently confirmed by others). If accepted
this would be a first state record. Also a long-tailed duck and lapland
longspurs at the same location.
||Snow Bunting along lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios)
spanning the seasons on UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Arboretum
||American Water Pipit sighted at UWGB (Andy Paulios)
||First Tree Sparrows of the season return to lower Green
Bay (Andy Paulios); Tom Erdman reported Tree Sparrows on Green Bay
west shore, Oconto County Oct 17
The following birds were seen for the first time
this Fall on Lower Green Bay: Common Merganser, Common Raven, Fox
sparrow, Purple Finch, Orange-crowned Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow.
Observations by Andy Paulios.
Snows continue with over 8 inch totals in northern
Wisconsin, ranging upward near Lake Superior in upper Michigan to
nearly 2 feet of snow. Green Bay escapes with only a few flakes
and a little rain--total precipitation for the day was 0.08 inches.
A warming trend is predicted for early next week.
||A few snowflakes during the day on UWGB, and
the radio reported 4-5 inches of snow in the Lake Superior region.
High temperatures are about 20 degrees below average. Many plants
still flowering, including several wild Asters and shrubby cinquefoil