In case there was any question, spring is in the air. Today brought 5 new birds for the year–first a Savannah Sparrow picked up calling overhead in passage by my OldBird21c microphone overnight. This morning a Field Sparrow was singing, and 2 Double-crested Cormorants flew past the yard (scope views, very distant to the north). A Belted Kingfisher also flew by, and last but not least the first Chipping Sparrow of the year showed up under the feeders.
Singing Field Sparrow–
Plenty of birds were moving overnight. In addition to the Savannah Sparrow, my microphone caught several Great Blue Herons moving overhead, as well as Canada Geese, a couple of Killdeer, and a Chipping Sparrow.
Calling gull (presumably Ring-billed) and Great Blue Heron, captured by OldBird21c microphone overnight–