Arlene Borko and I headed out around the county this morning in hopes of finding some good ducks. The intense northwest winds last night potentially put down birds. Well, the ducks didn’t pan out (though Lance Verderame had all the scoters in Delaware County), but sparrows finally came in in good numbers. We had many Dark-eyed Juncos everywhere we went for the first time today. Song, White-throated and Chipping Sparrows were also plentiful. We found a number of both adult and juvenile White-crowned Sparrows in a couple places. Finally, I found my target bird, VESPER SPARROW, on Sgt Resnick Road in Bethel. It was a cold blustery morning with snow flurries throughout the county, and hopefully scoters are on the way.