|Clay colored Sparrow, Aqua Vitae Rd, Hadley, Jan 7, 2013|
|Distant scope view of Peregrine Falcon, Honeypot, Hadley, Jan 7, 2013|
I took a break from looking for the bird with a diversion to Hampshire College looking for owls, which I had no luck with either. I then headed for home to get Wilson and head out for a walk along the Jabish Canal where the best birds were a couple of Winter Wrens jumping around through some tangles and blow downs. I also had a couple of Winter Wrens at the house yesterday.
Although I failed in my quest to find the Gyrfalcon the birding has still been spectacular for the first week of January and I have found 69 species in Hampshire County in just seven days (all but one in the first 6 days). Some truly great birds for this time of year.