Got out last night. It was drizzling which pushed the birds to take cover I believe. Good thing is about a third to half the leaves are down. Saw two ruffies and a spruce hen. I ended up with one a piece. They were all hanging out on the edges of mature aspen stands in alder groves. Interestingly the sprucie had all high bush cranberries in its crop and the ruffie seemed to have moved on to exclusively feeding on aspen buds despite the availability of cranberries in the area. I apologize for not updating the shutterfly page I will update it tonight with pictures of birds, the puppies and crop contents. Good luck guys.