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  •  1st of the white-throated sparrows have returned (8+ / 0-)

    to Gooseville. Last year they returned on 4/23.

    So where are the white-crowned clowns I so love?

    Waiting impatiently.

    I love nature, science and my dogs.

    by Polly Syllabic on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 03:10:06 PM PDT

    •  White crowns are singing merrily (7+ / 0-)

      in these parts, and have been for a few weeks. I was just out on the bluff and it seemed like I passed one after the next...territories maybe? It's open meadow and rocky knobs mostly, with a few patches of shrubs. Diffuse sunlight, weird, almost like fog in the distance.

      I'm jealous about your White throateds. Have yet to see one here.

      When did your White crowns return last year?

      Report from Iceberg: I was successful in finding the prickly pear cactuses that grow out on the steep bluff face above the ocean. Cool! Didn't want to risk that during the gale winds the other day. It was calm and warm today, short sleeve shirt. I'll post a pic of a cactus patch once I upload the camera.

    •  Started hearing White-crowns (7+ / 0-)

      about two weeks ago here in Seattle, but have never seen a White-throated.

      The Golden-crowned Sparrow are looking quite ripe. They're still hanging around in the same little flocks that I see all winter, running out from the underbrush to peck and dabble, then racing back to cover at the slightest notion of danger.

      "Sometimes when things are beautiful, I just want to fall down." - begone's 4-year old grandson

      by bwren on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 06:19:59 PM PDT

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