Friday, December 27, 2013

Late December surprises

A quiet and pretty morning in the park. The surprise was a Field Sparrow. 

Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Carolina Wren  1     with WTSP and HETH
Hermit Thrush  1     with CAWR and WTSP, west edge of soccer field. Photos
American Robin  12
Field Sparrow  1     Weeds and path edge at meeting of path and lower garden. Pink bill and legs, complete eyering, blank look, brown cap, gray wrapping around auricular, flanks grayish, tan bib ending rather sharply at pale underparts, indistinct wingbars. Face pattern less bold than in summer bird. Quiet. In company of Song Sparrows and Juncos.
Song Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  1     with CAWR and HETH, west edge of soccer field
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  8
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  20

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