I drove a loop through Cornwall this morning in hopes of finding birds concentrated by the recent snow. As expected, the edges of the roads had lots of songbirds, especially on the less traveled dirt roads.
The best stretch was along the weedy field on Three Mile Bridge Road with 5 species of sparrows, including 5 immature White-crowned, of two subspecies! At one point, the Gambel’s (a northwestern subspecies that shows up in the east occasionally) was right next to a leucophrys (the common subspecies in the east).
My checklist with photos is here, but be warned, the phone-scoping Gods were not on my side today: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35230399 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35230399>
Other roadside birds included Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, American Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, and a single Purple Finch.
The waterfowl are also not enjoying the recent return to winter, as 800+ plus birds were huddled in a small patch of bare ground and open water along Creek Road in Cornwall Swamp: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35235838 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35235838>