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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lark Sparrow, kaching!

During my lunch break today I joined Paul Green for a quick dash over to a local farm where a Lark Sparrow has been making an appearance. We quickly found the weedy draw where the bird is hanging out, but the bird didn't show itself right away. Did see three Palm Warblers and my first-of-season Ruby-crowned Kinglet, along with a half dozen other species. Finally, I found a big flock of sparrows, but they flushed down to the other end of the draw. Within a few minutes, a couple birders down there started waving us over...there it was, a juvenile Lark Sparrow with all the trimmings. This is the fifth county record, and the first to be photographed. A nice Western US bird for my Bucks County list.

2 comments:

Nuthatch said...

A few years ago, I had a Lark Sparrow winter in my yard; they are rare here in any season. I nearly fell over when I saw it at my feeder.

Larry said...

For some reason Lark Sparrows seem to turn up in Cemeteries in CT.

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