We had exactly the same thing happen an hour ago, scaring off the morning
doves, goldfinches, and woodpeckers. Interestingly, we're just north of
Shoreham in Bridport.
In a message dated 4/4/2010 12:31:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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A little male immature Sharpie dropped into my yard briefly,
scared the wits out of the other birds, then took off again and
slowly circled his way north. I assume a migrant, since it's
only the second one I've seen here in the last four years and
they're not resident. Oddly, the only other one I've seen was
also an immature male brief drop-in to the same spot on the same
tree branch two years ago on March 7.