Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White-throated Sparrows

Just a week ago I was worrying because we only had a smattering of White-throated Sparrows in the yard. Normally, our yard is completely filled with them rustling through the oak and maple leaves.

They arrived en masse over the past weekend. There must be 80-100 of them flitting, scratching and enthusiastically bathing in our many bird baths.

With the drought, the baths have been incredibly popular: flocks of more than 50 yellow-rumpeds and robins joining the sparrows in the evening and morning. What a great fall for backyard birdwatching!

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this species of Sparrow. Really neat looking bird. Thanks for sharing.