Over the last few weeks just about all of the northern finches have started to push south and they have already reached northern Virginia. Last weekend I saw a flyover Evening Grosbeak and White-winged Crossbill at Kiptopeke State Park at the southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula and this weekend the finches have moved into northern VA in full force. On friday I found a male and female White-winged Crossbill feeding in the Hemlocks at Blandy to go with the flock of Siskins that has been there for a month or so already.
The birders who have come out to look for them this weekend have continued to turn up more finches with several Redpolls and a Red Crossbill reported today. I was able to see one of the Redpolls thanks to Josh Taylor but I haven't been able to find any Red Crossbills yet.
Hopefully this is a sign of many more winter finches to come.