Date: 3/28/17 6:57 pm From: Jim G (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: W-C Sparrows & Purp. Finches Morganton, NC
Birding People Anxiously Awaiting Spring Migrants,
I'm spending the week at the North Carolina Waterworks Operator Association training in Morganton, NC but have been lucky enough to go birding for the past two evenings along the Greenway near Judge's Restaurant and the Catawba River.
In two evenings I've seen 5 Purple Finches, high in a sweet gum, and 3 White-Crowned Sparrows (this evening), in a bushy area on the first right hand dog leg just past the bridge to the driving cross and across from the gazebo.
Cool to find these species, considering they are FOY for me and rare on the Outer Banks, where I live full time.