Lots of American tree sparrows around the refuge today. Several northern shrikes are being seen along county roads in the area. At the headquarters feeder there have been purple finches, American goldfinches, a fox sparrow and a rusty blackbird, along with the normal winter feeder birds. There was a shrike harassing them several times this afternoon. No feathers flew that I could see.
Two tree swallows were flying up and down the river bank outside the office for a while this afternoon - they're pretty late - haven't seen swallows for nearly a month.
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