3 April–Spring is Sprung

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2015 Yard FOY Chipping Sparrow, at seed under the feeders on the patio.

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–

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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–

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