I was thrilled to see a Brown Thrasher under my feeders yesterday most of
the day. That's a first for seeing one in my yard. Goldfinches are back for
the first time for me since last summer. There was a Brown-headed Cowbird
also at the feeder and a Yellow-rumped warbler in the tree outside the
On a more sorrowful note, I found a Purple Finch and a Sharp-shinned Hawk,
both dead on opposite sides of my garage. I'm supposing a chase had ensued
that ended in there and perhaps they both tried to fly out the closed glass
windows. Each was found under or close to one. That's my guess anyway.