Was very happy to see 2 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS in my backyard this morning (after just replying to Ruth R’s post about having them in her yard yesterday in Kenwood and hoping ours would come soon!) First for 2017.
Drove up Partrick Rd. this afternoon (for those of you who go birding up there) Some grassy hillsides are burnt and a few singed trees and burnt up on the ridges, with a bit more damage on the narrow road section up at the very top, but overall did fine in the fire. Henry Rd was burnt a LOT more – a lot on the hillsides & ridges and all along the road. Will have to see how the oaks and other trees recover.