Lynn and I were back outside, birding West Campus today. A beautiful early spring day, about 50 degrees out, bright and sunny. We aren't expecting spring migrants just yet, but still, it was good to get out and see who's around on this Wednesday, Saint Patrick's Day.
Wild Turkey - around
Canada Goose - around
Ring-billed Gull - many, flying high
Cooper's Hawk - one, right over the Nature Preserve area
Mourning Dove - several
Rock Pigeon - around
Hairy Woodpecker - a surprise, in the woods of the Nature Preserve
American Crow - around
American Robin - many, in the trees and thickets of the Nature Preserve and foraging in the grassy areas as well
European Starling - around
Dark-eyed Junco - flashed through the woods of the Nature Preserve
White-throated Sparrow - along the brushy edges and nearby lawns
Song Sparrow - along the brushy edges and nearby lawns
House Sparrow - around
The robins and a song sparrow were singing their spring songs!!!
And there are a few tiny leaves on some trees.