Sunday, December 27, 2015
Lightning Does Strike Twice! - 27 Dec 2015
Robin and I were just on the way out the door, so I quickly texted Ann Smith (President, Erie Shores Birding Association, and neighbor) to let her know about the bird. 30 minutes later I got a call from her indicating that she had stopped by, but had not seen the bird. We were now back home, so I invited her to stop by the house and wait for the sparrow to return. When she arrived I showed her the Harris' Sparrow on the computer. Her reply, "Why are you showing me a Harris' Sparrow? I thought you had called me about the Golden-crowned Sparrow!!"
The Zonotrichia Slam! All four birds in the yard since moving here to Brownstown in May. And three of them today (White-throated Sparrow).
I inquired with the Homeowner's Association and was told that there shouldn't be a problem to have folks by, as long as they are on my property, so I posted to Mich-Listers and Facebook. I'm suspecting that it will hang around a couple of days, at least, with best chances for being seen early morning. With construction going on next door and across the street, I'm suspecting that bird activity will be very light at the feeders due to noise and people. We'll see!