Date: 4/29/18 6:12 am
From: Bill Hohenstein via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] European goldfinch at cockpit rd
Just past the top of the hill associating with Americsn goldfinches. Pictures when I get home.

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From: VA-bird <va-bird-bounces+elliety=<msn.com...> on behalf of Donald Sweig via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:38:08 PM
To: Va-bird
Subject: [VA-bird] Yard Birds

I had a surprisingly big day at the feeders in my suburban Falls Church yard today. The female Rose-breasted grosbeak made numerous appearances throughout the day. I had good views and actually got a couple of nice photographs of it flapping its wings so that I could see the yellow underwing plumage.
While I often have one or two Chipping sparrows, I had no less than nine at one time pecking around on the patio today. The Chippies were here all day.
And surprisingly, for the first time in 25 years, I had a Yellow- rumped warbler at the feeders. It came numerous times to eat the suet and also seem to be pecking around at the platform feeder where I had put out some mix for the sparrows. Interesting!
And I now have three of my usual four or more summer resident Catbirds here.
Not too bad for a city yard.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia

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