I am new to the list, just joined before Fair Point took over Verizon, so have
suffered some change-over issues.
I wanted to report that we have been visited in the last week by an American
Tree Sparrow. At first I thought he was a chipping sparrow, but no white eye
brow, and the two-colored beak is quite obvious. We finally saw the soot
mark on the breast as well. He seems to be alone.
Our feeders are at the base of Red Mountain in Arlington, so we have all the
regular winter birds: chickadees, titmice, white and red-breated nuthatches,
goldfinches, hairy and Downy woodpeckers, and the red-bellied woodpecker
fairly regularly. We also have doves and juncoes on the ground, blue jays,
occasional cardinals. The house and purple finches are showing up, along with
a red poll. We also had an influx of pine siskins that have taken over the
There was just a small hawk(?) on the deck: brown on top, mostly white below
with yellow legs. Neat appearance. About 14". The closest I could find in my
books is a female northern harrier. Is this possible?
Thanks for all your info.