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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Golden-crowned Sparrow

View from our backyard
We have been fairly lucky this winter with only limited amounts of snow. Up until now. Last night we had a real good dump of snow. I became aware of its arrival early this morning when I was woken by our neighbor trying to get out of his driveway. Lori was first up and made sure there was a good supply of bird food on our deck as the juncos were already tapping on our window for breakfast. I was a little surprised with the lack of birds taking advantage of this bounty and only recorded nine species: Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Northern Flicker, European Starling and Northwestern Crow. Still, the day is young and maybe if I am lucky the Evening Grosbeaks will discover the smorgasbord at Cooper Place.

Northern Flicker
Golden-crowned Sparrow

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