Early surprise coming eye to eye with a white throated sparrow this afternoon as I was passing a large yew in the yard. I pished for a moment and the WTSP responded, enough to let me see its full body. Then, as I walked away quietly, I caught the light buzz of another sparrow over in another shrub. It continued to call, which was helpful, so that I could come inside immediately to confirm it in the audio library of the breeding bird atlas. It was, I believe, a clay colored sparrow. Lots of hummer activity still, and yesterday, an oriole stopped by the hummer feeder. The earliest White throat I have noted in the last five years, was over seven days from now. So, this is an early bird! Also, a ufo flycatcher. The eye ring wasn't pronounced, and it was small, like a Least, but more yellow than what I expect from a Least. It started atop the chokecherry, then was scared into the dogwood, so I missed the details. Any thoughts? Betsy Abert, So. Milwaukee #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.