This morning in my patch (the area around the Oregon Episcopal School wetlands) I saw my first CHIPPING SPARROW and heard my first EVENING GROSBEAK of the season. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS arrived on March 27th. OSPREYS arrived on March 18th. A neighbor told me they have been nesting in a snag at the Portland Golf Club for years. I had no idea.
Ahh the joys of patch birding (except for the leafblowers),