4/12, Carolina Wren and Carolina Chickadee singing in the back yard. 4/14, The Flickers returned (2 pairs seen in different places), and a pair of Ospreys circled northwards over the hospital about lunchtime.
Heading down into the Shenandoah, a Pileated Woodpecker following a Black Vulture (one of many on Saturday) across 340 just north of the Potomac, and then another Pileated visiting the yard in Winchester looking for some suet. Always a thrill. Still a number of White-throated Sparrows hanging on in the Valley, although they have left Baltimore (at least our yard). Another oddity – plenty of House Finches down there, but I still haven’t seen or heard any back in the city, where they used to be abundant. Also, a lone Fish Crow flying overhead. I usually think of them as coastal or ‘big-river’ birds, but I suppose the Shenandoah is big enough even up at Winchester. Otherwise, a nice, quiet weekend. And so, to work.