After a fairly short Whimbrel Birders Club walk, I decided that we should check Crabtree NC on the way home. We walked up to the nature center to look for the Harris’s Sparrow that was seen there last week. Outside the nature center, there were 80 to 120 Red-winged Blackbirds with a few grackles mixed in. Also, at the nature center, we found Dark-eyed Juncos, Black-capped Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatches, American Goldfinches, Mourning Doves, and a few Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Now for some better birds. Our next stop at Crabtree NC was Lake Crabtree, where we found Canada Geese, two Gadwall, Mallards, about 30 Green-winged Teal, a few Bufflehead, a group of about 15 Hooded Mergansers, some Common Mergansers, Ring-billed Gulls, and a Merlin flyover.