When I went to bed last night, the weather forecast called for a little snow overnight. I figured like last time that none would stick to the ground. Nope! And it’s still coming down! Because of this, there was very little bird movement, however some of today’s bird observations were interesting. Since large flocks of cowbirds were not going to be on the move today, there weren’t 100 of them all at once devouring the food at the bird feeders like yesterday. There was quite a nice selection of sparrows though, 7 species of them. What could be a better day then this snowy day to get our first Chipping Sparrow of the year! Kind of neat to see Chipping, American Tree, and Field Sparrows all at the same time right next to each other feeding on the ground below the feeder!
4 total Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were found today, an American Woodcock was flushed, and a flyby Caspian Tern would complete the best highlights of today. Caspian Terns have already been in the area for a while now, but it’s uncommon sight to see one in the snow.
All of today’s snow birds can be viewed here… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44395615