Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sparrow Report

Many sparrows left Pheasant Branch Conservancy overnight. This morning I found my first American Tree Sparrows of fall, but only a few White-throated Sparrows, a couple of Fox Sparrows, and no White-crowned Sparrows. I haven't seen a Yellow-rumped or Palm Warbler in almost a week, though there are probably lingering ones still moving through. Overall sparrow numbers seem lower to me than previous fall seasons. There are only a handful of opportunities left to digiscope fall sparrows; I hope to get out this weekend for a final round or two, but the weather forecast doesn't look very promising.

© 2008 Mike McDowell

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