Sunday, October 23, 2016

Orange sparrows!

Le Conte's Sparrow

You should have joined us for open birding at Pheasant Branch Conservancy this morning! There were two Le Conte's Sparrows in the tall grass on the southeast side of the drumlin. This is only the second time I have observed this species at the conservancy in the two decades I've been birding there. We also watched a Northern Shrike hunt and eventually capture prey, but couldn't tell if its meal was a bird or rodent.

Pheasant Branch, Dane, Wisconsin, US
Oct 23, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
37 species

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Cooper's Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Sedge Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Le Conte's Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Le Conte's Sparrow © 2016 Mike McDowell

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