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It was kind of breezy but went out to the Thompson River area this morning to see what Sparrows were around in the open grassland and willows. I get kind of get a Fall Sparrow fever this time of year. Not the best conditions to get these birds to sit up, but wasn't too bad. Saw first couple Swamp Sparrows a week ago. Today they were all over. Several Lincoln's and a few more Song today.  Some Savannah, and a new for the area list - Henslow's - # 218. One Immature FOS White-crowned. No Sharp-tailed yet. Thought I had one once when a bird jumped up a few feet away. It turned out to be a Lincoln's that the morning sun was hitting just right to make the buffy look orangeish.  
      Saw both Marsh and Sedge Wrens, but fewer than before. 
   
  Some other birds today ;
   
   BW Teal
   Sora 
  Indigo Buntings - many 
   Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
   Osprey - flyover 
  Northern Harrier  
  Palm Warbler - 2 
  Nashville Warbler - seemed strange to see this one hop up out of the cattails
   Yellow - rumped Warbler - 2
   Northern Flicker - 3
   Downey WP
   Bobolink - 2
   Am. Golfinch - many
    
  Some nice color starting in the trees on the bluffs to the west. Great time to be out. 
   
   
  Later, Steve Kinder 
  Chillicothe, Livingston. Co 
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