This very shy and wary bird (camera on maximum magnification) is a Lincoln's Sparrow, the first I have seen at this address. A Lincoln's sparrow is always a surprise. Seeing one while out birding usually sounds like this: "There's a funny little sparrow on the ground over there... ahh, oh! Lincoln's Sparrow!" And usually you only see one. Tick.
Friday, October 5, 2007
New bird for the yard list (and more exquisite bird photography).
When you've been a birder since forever, you immediately know when something is wrong, such as when a Song Sparrow appears to be too small and is creeping mouse-like across the lawn instead of flitting around in the bushes. Reason: not a Song Sparrow.