The first bird outing of the new season was held last Monday on a crisp sunny morning. Only one birder joined the two co-leaders, which was a pity, considering the variety and abundance of birds missed by the absentees. The songbirds were plentiful along the south side of the airpark, in the bushes and above the high water level along the shoreline. We sighted a fair number and heard the bird calls of others. Since the sunshine was strong, a lot of birds were silhouetted and hard to photograph or identify, but we did our best and came up with the following bird list: Golden-crowned Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Robins, Finches (probably House Finch), Red-winged Blackbirds, Eurasian Collared Dove, Stellar Jays, Spotted Towhee, Crows, Northern Flicker, Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagles, Gulls, Canada Geese, Mallards, Great Blue Herons, American Coots, Green-winged Teal females, American Wigeons, Killdeer, and Common Merganser females.