Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lots of WCSPs? Think HASP!


White-crowned Sparrow

Right on schedule! Just as White-crowned Sparrow numbers made a discernable jump, I found a Harris's Sparrow (bottom photo) this morning at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. I immediately called Dottie Johnson, left Sylvia Marek a message, texted a few friends, and then posted the sighting to the Wisconsin Birding Facebook group. Dottie and Mark arrived within 10 minutes and got to see the handsome sparrow; the bird was a Wisconsin lifer and their first Harris's in nearly 20 years. While we were waiting, I snapped a few digiscoped images of the gorgeous White-crowned Sparrows, however a couple of these images were taken yesterday.

Zonotrichia rules!


White-crowned Sparrow


White-crowned Sparrow


White-crowned Sparrow


White-crowned Sparrow


Harris's Sparrow

All images © 2014 Mike McDowell

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