The Golden-crowned Sparrow made a surprise appearance yesterday morning, but I did not see the Harris' Sparrow. So, I was hoping it would make an appearance today. Meanwhile, I was enjoying 30+ Dark-eyed Juncos and as many as 24 House Finches empty the feeders. With temps in the single digits the past few days, the American Goldfinches have arrived, as well. Up to 16 seen at one time.
I enjoyed a Great Backyard Bird Count today...
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Brownton Abbey, 26340 Higgins Way, Wayne, Michigan, US
Feb 14, 2016 2:23 PM - 2:38 PM
Comments: Both Harris' Sparrow and Golden-crowned Sparrow appeared under the feeders at the same time! Both birds have been regulars since November 2015 (GCSP) and December 2015 (HASP). Check out http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
European Starling 3
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 33 Maximum number seen at one time during the past two days. As I type there are at least 30 birds moving through the hedge line!
Golden-crowned Sparrow 1 This MI State rare bird has been a regular to the feeder since 27 Oct 2015. Documented extensively through blogs, rare bird reports, and eBird reports. Appeared yesterday, as well as now, just a few feet away from the Harris' Sparrow. Golden crown, black patches over eyes, whitish spot on back of head. See pics.
Harris's Sparrow 1 This MI State rare bird has appeared regularly at the feeders since 26 Dec 2016 and has been extensively documented via blogs, eBird reports, and rare bird reports. Appeared under feeder just a few minutes after Golden-crowned Sparrow arrived. Large Zonotrichia sparrow with white belly, black head/face and chest spotting, buffy cheeks. See pics.
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
House Finch 24 A great study in plumage as I have been looking for Purple Finches (males) among the red males that show much variation in the amount of red on chest and flanks. Max number seen at any one time; they're responsible for the feeders going dry...
Purple Finch 6 3 females and 3 males; males distinguished from House Finches by 'cranberry' coloration over full body and lack of streaking on flanks. Females distinctive from House Finch females by heavier belly/flank streaking and distinct white eyebrow. Regularly seen and documented since early January. See blog posts (http://jerryjourdan.blogspot.
Pine Siskin 3 Arrived this morning just in time for GBBC! Two on thistle feeder and 1 on ground.
American Goldfinch 22
House Sparrow 2 Largely absent from yard counts since winter began? Kinda nice to see them...
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