The great start to 2018 has continued, with the finding of a Red-shouldered Hawk in Franklin, just minutes from my house. I have seen them in the past along the this stretch of road, but not for a few years. Common Redpolls are abundant in the state this winter and I just got them at my house five days ago. Now they are at Grant Park as well. You can park in the parking lot and have great close views of them. This is also the second consecutive winter for an Oregon Junco at this same location.