Sunday, November 18, 2007

White-crowned Sparrow

Saturday morning I birded the neighborhood for about 3 hours and found 33 species. On Chester Forest a Cooper's Hawk flew low across the street in front of me. Stillforest and Meadowheath were pretty quiet. At the south end of the flood plain property there was a large flock of mostly Yellow-rumped warblers. There were 20-30 of them, the most I've seen in the neighborhood this year. Nearby I also found a single juvenile White-crowned Sparrow and got this picture. I've only seen a handful of these in the neighborhood since I've lived here. Where the flood plain property meets Braeburn Glen there was a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk perched low. It flew off fast through the trees as soon as it saw me.

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