Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Field Sparrow - 12/26/06 - Burlington - WI

I glanced out at the window feeder this afternoon and was surprised to see a Field Sparrow feeding in the tray in association with a handful of Dark-eyed Juncos. I was able to take a few quick photos of the bird through the window in the fading light. Unfortunately I didn't see this bird until after my local Christmas Bird Count's (Burlington) count day and week are past... This is only the second time I've found a Field Sparrow in the winter in Wisconsin. The last time being during the Great Backyard Bird Count in mid-February in 2002 or 2003.