Saturday, November 1, 2008

Harris's Sparrow at Brandywine Creek SP in Wilmington DE

I took a little early morning jaunt down to Brandywine Creek State Park on the outskirts of Wilmington DE to look for the Harris's Sparrow that had been there since October 11th. After a little wait the bird came in and was quite cooperative. Photos at Harris_2008.html

This was only the second Harris's Sparrow that I'd ever seen, and the other one was many years ago (March 1999) at Wainscott on eastern Long Island. That bird was timid, but this one was the reverse, being relatively tame although disappearing for periods of time. Since there were no White-crowned Sparrows present this - our largest sparrow - was fairly easy to spot when it flew from shrub to shrub.

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