What started as a cloudy day with minimal occasional rain drops ended in
sun. All in all not a bad morning for eight people to walk the
Packard-Littlefield Farm. The bird of the day was likely a Dickcissel
seen only by Gordon Smith and Joan. Otherwise we had lots of sparrows as
hoped for, including a Clay-colored Sparrow on our second pass through
the gardens. The walk was very nice both through the gardens and around
the tree line behind the barns. Even a few warblers were found. A total
of 35 birds.

Birds seen and heard (H) were:
Canada Goose – 24 in the cleaned gardens the entire time
Wild Turkey – 12 in gardens
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Osprey – 1 fly over, a surprise this late inland
Cooper’s Hawk – flushed by crows
Red-tailed Hawk
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker – H twice
Eastern Phoebe – 1
Blue-headed Vireo – 1 seen by few in pines
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven – 1 at very end of walk
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet – 1 by Gordon
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1 or 2 along woods edge
Eastern Bluebird – 7 but at a distance
American Robin – 20 or so in multiple small flocks
Purple Finch – 1 fly over
American Goldfinch
Clay-colored Sparrow – 1 seen well twice
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow – many in gardens
Song Sparrow – many also in gardens
White-throated Sparrow – many … in gardens
White-crowned Sparrow – again many, some adult, many first year, in gardens
Dark-eyed Junco – 2?
Red-winged Blackbird – flock fly over
Common Yellowthroat – 2 quickly
Palm Warbler – maybe 10, mostly in brush along woods line
Yellow-rumped Warbler – perhaps 10 also mostly along woods line
Dickcissel – 1 seen by two people

Stan DeOrsey