Eight people turned out at the Packard-Littlefield Farm to look for sparrows, and anything else of note, and indeed the sparrows got the message and were there in numbers. As were Yellow-rumped Warblers and 2 or 3 Yellow Palm Warblers showing off in the sun, and flipping their tail. The weather was also near perfect, the cold temps of the early morning were gone and it was nice to walk the fields in the sun.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Wild Turkey – 6, maybe more
Turkey Vulture – 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk – seen very briefly, maybe not a sharpie?
Ring-billed Gull – Staples parking lot
Rock Pigeon – 30+ on barn roof sunning
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee – small flock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – seen by 2 people only
American Robin – one flew over, others further
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 5 or 6, but maybe 10 or more? kept moving
Palm Warbler – 2 maybe 3, “Yellow” subspecies
Chipping Sparrow – 2 seen well
Savannah Sparrow – many, 20+?
Song Sparrow – at least 20+
Lincoln’s Sparrow – 1 seen by at least 2 people
White-throated Sparrow – 10?
White-crowned Sparrow – 8? all immatures
Dark-eyed Junco – 5+?
Purple Finch – 1 maybe 2 female
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow – at Staples!

Stan DeOrsey