While in Birmingham for Christmas, 1956, I went birdwatching in the immediate neighborhood each day. A mixed flock was very much in evidence near the house on the morning of the 23rd of December which was cold and drizzly. Many Field Sparrows and at least 6 Pine Warblers were feeding on the ground. A couple blocks farther the new residential area is bordered by an extensive woodland. As I stood at this edge, another mixed flock flew rapidly, one by one, from the woods to a nearby lawn.
Author: Mrs. E. M. West
Volume Number: 5 Year Published: 1957
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 15
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1957/Vol 5 No. 1, 2_1957_p15.pdf
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