Being a continuation of field-journal entries from the springs of 1962 and 1963 when I was a budding ornithologist of just 15 or 16 growing up in the rural village of Galien
in Berrien County, Michigan
May 8 , Tuesday
I flushed a young rabbit [=Eastern Cottontail] and found a half of an egg, which I believe was a Mourning Doves, on [the] ground. I made plans tonight to make a nesting study of the [Purple (=Common)] Grackles nesting in a small area of pine trees. I had originally planed [sic] to make a more complete study beginning when the birds first arrived from the south.