Bird Roll Call: March 20, 2018

  • American goldfinch
  • American robin
  • Blue jay
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Brown creeper
  • Common grackle
  • Cooper’s hawk
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Downy woodpecker
  • European starling
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • Mourning dove
  • Northern cardinal
  • Northern flicker (heard)
  • Pine siskin
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Turkey vulture (overhead)**
  • White-throated sparrow

I saw a turkey vulture flying high above the house today, a first for me since I’ve been paying attention to birds. On the other end of the size spectrum, I saw a brown creeper on one of the sweetgum trees, my third sighting of this species in my yard.

Location — in my backyard. A double asterisk indicates first sighting in my yard.