This morning I dropped by an open field near Jay Blanchard Park. The field used to be a horse farm, though the property is owned by the church I attend. The horse farm is gone, but the fields are still there, and I thought I'd see what may be there. I was only there for about 20 minutes, but it was pretty fun. I saw nothing out of the ordinary (about 24 species), but it looks like there may be good habitat thee for sparrows and buntings. Last summer I often saw Swallow-tailed Kites roosting in a tree in these fields. This morning my biggest photographic highlight was seeing an American Goldfinch perch in a tree near me. I think it's fun that he's starting to get the yellow face and black cap of his breeding plumage. I had to manual focus for these images. My autofocus quit working this morning, but when I returned to the car, I removed my lens, grabbed my lens cloth and wiped down the contacts, and all is fine. Anyway, thankfully a good number of my goldfinch photos turned out sharp.