Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A Day Off!
Prairie parcel of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Much of the snow has melted since the return of warmer weather. And as I anticipated, some birds that were missing on my last hike were found today, but only in small numbers. I found several White-throated Sparrows just south of the overlook, but only singles for Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, and a gorgeous adult White-crowned Sparrow.
As late November goes, the conservancy is loaded with American Tree Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, and other winter birds. There was a nice assortment of waterfowl where Pheasant Branch Creek meets the channel from the spring (see the checklist below). Curiously, no owls today!
Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Nov 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Tree Sparrow
All images © 2015 Mike McDowell