Monday, March 12, 1866 Saw the first blue birds to day Friday, March 16, 1866 Saw the first crow blackbird to day.
Saturday, March 17, 1866. Heard the first cow bunting to day Tuesday, March 20, 1866. The first purple finches six in all were seen to day
Friday, March 23, 1866. Saw a purple finch myself to day and heard it sing splendidly. Sunday, March 25, 1866 Saw twenty six shore larks to day Wednesday, March 28, 1866 Saw a bird that I thought was a black & white creeper but as I did not get a good sight of him I can not be sure.
Saturday, March 31, 1866 Saw three flocks of Canada geese in all one hundred and thirty seven today. Took a long walk and saw three red tailed hawks. Sunday, April 1, 1866. Saw the first white bellied swallow today and which stayed round my boxes some time.