In my evening jog around Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, I saw a songbird foraging under the waterfall opposite the creek at the inner loop trail. I didn't have binoculars, so could only make out brown upperparts and light underparts, showing almost white at one point. I couldn't make out any overt tail wagging, and the bird neither sang nor called. The foraging behavior seemed consistent with a Louisiana Waterthrush, but it could also have been an Eastern Phoebe (posture didn't look upright while on the ground, and I didn't see it fly to a perch), Song Sparrow (didn't seem to have the reddish color or long tail), or a female Junco. If anyone is out there with binoculars, keep an eye out.
Meanwhile, in my morning walk to enjoy the fresh snowscape, I heard the plaintive song of a Fox Sparrow from the overlook of the Second Dam reservoir. I'm pretty sure it was the deeper song of a Fox Sparrow rather than the higher-pitched American Tree Sparrow, though I wondered which species was more likely to want to sing in the cold snowy morning. Suan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --