Friday, April 6, 2012
Spring White-throated Sparrow - 2012
So let's see, what sparrows are around?
House Sparrows have been all about during the winter as they tend to stay. A scattering of Song Sparrows have been spotted around the Avalon during winter. It looks like a number of them overwintered this year. A Lincoln Sparrow took up winter residence at Kelly's Brook. This is quite unusual. Sightings of Fox Sparrows are happening all around us. One White-throated Sparrow report heralds the arrival of this species back to our zone. I wonder which will show up next - the Savannah or the Swamp. There clearly is a distinct pattern to the departures and arrivals of winged creatures to our rocky island.
Note: A third polar bear has floated in on the pack ice.