Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Few Minutes with a LeConte's Sparrow

This morning while at Eagle Creek Park, I decided to bird in the south fields to see what sparrows might be on the move. I had run into a couple of relatively new birders at the skating pond and they decided to join me. It started off a little slow but after about 10 minutes, I heard a chip note that I was not familiar with. One of the other birds pointed out at bird perched up in the open about 30 feet in front of us. I was shocked when I put my binoculars on it and it was a LeConte's Sparrow! It sat there for a long time and allowed me to get some nice shots!
LeConte's Sparrow

LeConte's Sparrow

-Rob