Nov. 11, 2011 Benwood Lake Crittenden Co. AR The winds were high all day but most of the time was spent sitting watching a sparrow patch. I must have checked half of the hundred or so sparrows that popped in and out of the grass. Kestrels and even a pair of Harrier's that played over the patch for 45 minutes looking for treats, along with stiff breezes kept the birds in hiding except for brief looks. I had had good, but not definitive looks and took some distant photos of a suspected and surprising Brewer's Sparrow on Saturday but only had Savannah, White-crowned, Song, Swamp, a LeConte's and Field Sparrows in the little patch Sunday. On the dwindling lake, other species were still present in good numbers. The geese were amazingly working on daylight saving time also, they came in on Saturday at 9:30 and had reset their clocks an hour later as they came in at 9:45 Sunday?? There were over 100 Snows, 12 Ross's, that I could detect as the poked up their heads (3 first winter) 28 Blue and the 1 hybrid goose. Ten species of ducks were in the mix. Thirty AVOCVETS still sweeping the waters, gobs of L-b Dowitchers, 42 Stilt Sandpipers, several hundred Dunlin and Least Sandpipers, Killdeer, 8 American Golden-Plover were still present with 2 Black-bellied that apparently did not like each other, plus I photographed a winter plumaged WESTERN SANDPIPER. Among the Red-tailed Hawks ( both eastern and western varieties) an adult Krider's also graced the skies, no eagles. Jeff R. Wilson / TLBA 6300 Memphis-Arlington Rd. Bartlett, TN. 38135_http://WWW.pbase.com/ol_coot/_ (http://www.pbase.com/ol_coot/) What is this feathered thing that lifts my heart to the heavens.