Thursday, October 15, 2009

On second thought.

A troubling sparrow yesterday which was neither Song Sparrow nor Lincoln's Sparrow (I'm still trying for one!) turns out to have been a Savannah Sparrow. So, yesterday's count was 22 species, with four of them new for our list. Oh yes, counting the Black-capped Chickadee that Annette saw at the feeder, it's a day record of 23 species.
Incidentally, all along Connecticut's shoreline yesterday morning was a huge sparrow fall-out. Here's a good introduction to what this means:

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