It may rain tonight but there was hardly a cloud in the sky this morning
as we walked the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon. We had a number of
good birds (and no bad birds!!) The bird-of-the-day was American Pitpit
… we had 7 in the first field and 9 in another field, maybe the same
and maybe not. We also had a number of Ruby-crowned Kinglets but one
showed off the red on his head for all to see. A Blue-headed Vireo was
also cooperative. Then we watched a female? Sharp-shinned Hawk chase one
of the pipits unsuccessfully, but we did debate if it was really a
Cooper’s Hawk.

As many of you know the farm was sold last year and the new people, Joe
and Sue Daley, have a major farm operation. It looks great and we had a
wonderful time walking the extensive property, now with horses, chickens
and soon cows. Ten people came and we had 27 bird species.

Birds seen and heard (H):
Rock Pigeon
Ring-billed Gull
Turkey Vulture – at least 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bald Eagle – one, first or second year
Red-tailed Hawk – who attacked the eagle
Downy Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay – many, 10?
American Crow
Common Raven (H)
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Gold-crowned Kinglet – high, not seen well
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 4, one showed off
Eastern Bluebird – 4 fly over
American Robin
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Pipit – 16 or 9
American Goldfinch (H)
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow – 10 with one darker and plump, perhaps the Labrador subspecies?
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow – 1
Palm Warbler – 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 8

Stan DeOrsey