The drizzle was letting up, and I headed toward Come-by-Chance via Refinery Road. Then out of nowhere, the sun broke through the clouds, and this great Bald Eagle came close, really close. Soon it moved on, and I began checking the alders along the road. There were many sparrows and common warblers including a Northern Waterthrush, YR-Warblers, one Yellow, four Blackpoll, and two Black and White. American Goldfinch were common along the way, and there were several Golden-crowned Kinglets. One of the best parts of birding Fair Haven and Refinery Road (aside from the abundant birds, of course) was the absence of traffic. There were very few passers-by, making for a peaceful and enjoyable experience. Friday proved to be more of a relaxing holiday than an eventful birding day.
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