Cold day with (some) good birds

Terribly cold today and grey and utterly miserable but being stalwart types we headed for our regular weekend wander in the arboretum inadequately attired (well, it’s May) and actually had a good bit of birding.  hard birding but we enjoyed the presence of a Great Crested Flycatcher in the middle of Pullin’s Pasture, a Rose-breasted Grosbeak singing its heart out at the northern end of PP, a Chipping Sparrow who came close enough for his portrait – many, many more singing in the forest – and happily splashing about and eating in the Quarry we happened on a Solitary Sandpiper.

Spot the RB Grosbeak on a cold day

Spot the RB Grosbeak on a cold day

Rose-breasted Grosbeak ... yes the blob high up in the previous image

Rose-breasted Grosbeak ... yes the blob high up in the previous image

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sanpiper almost losing balance as he comes up with a morsel to snack on

Solitary Sanpiper almost losing balance as he comes up with a morsel to snack on

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