The last two warm days have cast their spell. Late yesterday afternoon,
Golden-Crowned Sparrows were singing their full three-note song out near
Lawrence Hall of Science. and under the oaks a Fox Sparrow, scratching
among the dry leaves, paused long enough to spill forth a liquid melody.
In the mild evenings, tree crickets soft stridulations may be a final call
for mates before the predicted cold rain arrives tonight. Great-horned
Owls continue to duet in the tall eucalyptus.
- Phila Rogers