Yesterday started off as a sunny, warm, summer-like day but quickly turned cloudy, cold, and windy. Maybe it was this sudden turn of weather that kept many birds from showing themselves. Still, the robins and grackles and sparrows were out.
It was my first time seeing a chipping sparrow. I also saw an American goldfinch, common as they may be, for the first time.
And, finally, a pair of mockingbirds were chasing each other near the Visitor Center.