It was chilly, quite windy, and a mix of clouds and sunshine when I went out this morning. I spent most of my hike along streams trying to find if any Louisiana Waterthrushes had arrived, but didn't see or hear any. I did manage to log 32 avian species. The Red-shouldered Hawk must have been a first year offspring from our resident hawks, as it still had juvenile plumage and both hawks of the mated pair have adult plumage. I saw a Hermit Thrush that must have been a first year bird as well, as its breast spots were rufous-brown without a hint of black in them. The only warblers I saw were Pine and Yellow-rumped.
Field and Song Sparrows