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After a few days of reduced species and bird numbers around the house 
here during this cold period, yesterday produced a fair variety.

Ian

Sharp-shinned Hawk  1     Settled in tree by feeders.  Left after 5-10 
minutes..
Red-tailed Hawk  2   Residents regularly seen and heard
Mourning Dove  11  (flock size is 32 ... don't know where the others 
were today)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2     male and female
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1     Flew out of yews by house to dead 
butternut that is losing its bark.  Bird has been around since early 
December.  Minus 9 degrees at sighting. Have not seen it at the feeders 
for many days, but perhaps it does go there.
Northern Saw-whet Owl  1   Single call heard while on my way to the barn 
shortly before 8pm.  Bird has been around the house for several days.
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  3
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
American Robin  120     Very difficult to count.  In groups constantly 
changing numbers and positions.  Eating crab apples and buckthorns.
European Starling  18
Cedar Waxwing  56  In ash trees and crab apples.
American Tree Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1  Regular bird but very secretive.  Usually 
only seen briefly at the very first of dim light of morning twilight.
Dark-eyed Junco  16
Northern Cardinal  2
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  18
House Sparrow  12