Wife Sylvia and I found the American tree sparrow reported by Bill Pulliam near his residence just west of Hohenwald. I think we flushed it off the road when we drove up; a few minutes later, it and a chipping sparrow flew out of the brush to the opposite shoulder. This pattern continued for 30-40 minutes; flushing into the brush at the approach of the occasional vehicle, then back to the shoulder a few minutes later. Finally it perched up in a small tree across the road from us, offering an excellent look at the breast spot. Alas, it left again before my camera could focus on it. A state bird for me, and a life bird for Sylvia.
Jud Johnston Waynesboro