Wednesday October 23, 2013   152 new birds of 12 species; 11 recaps.  New species Tree Sparrow.

New Species for Fall AHY American Tree Sparrow Photo by Peggy Keller

New Species for Fall
AHY American Tree Sparrow
Photo by Peggy Keller

WOW a great last Wednesday.  It started with many layers and oh no, 6 hours of cold.  The first run got the excitement up quickly,

with nets full of Juncos!!!!!

Dark-eyed Juncos by the Ones Photo by Peggy Keller

Dark-eyed Juncos by the Ones
Photo by Peggy Keller

Then the next run there were even more, so we had to close the 80’s and 70’s and call in our second scribe so we could catch up.

Dark-eyed Juncos by the Twos Photo by Peggy Keller

Dark-eyed Juncos by the Twos
Photo by Peggy Keller

We thought the Juncos were the gift of the day, coming in first with 96 individuals, but there was more. A new species for the fall,

Tree Sparrow and then a beautiful Fox Sparrow.

AHY Fox Sparrow Photo by Peggy Keller

AHY Fox Sparrow
Photo by Peggy Keller

And then Gary came in and said he had a Bald-headed Eagle!!  At which  Jena pulled out a leucistic White-throated Sparrow from the bag!!

Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco Photo by Peggy Keller

Leucistic White-throated Sparrow
Photo by Peggy Keller

Peggy Keller