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It has barely been two weeks, and we’ve already found the first nest of the season!

As the newbie to the team, I’m still getting the hang of how to find and resight our Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows.  The attention to song and color completely contrasts with my fieldwork on Greater Sage-grouse in Nevada last year.  Since we did a lot of our grouse work at night and had telemetry to help us track birds the rest of the time, sound and colors weren’t all that important.  But one skill carries over quite well: quick reactions to the unexpected.

Setting out to explore the northern part of Site B this morning, I was determined to find and identify at least three sparrows.  The birds, however, didn’t want to cooperate.  In my two hours of