Date: 3/26/17 9:37 am From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Subject: Re: Field Sparrows?
I just had 3 singing Field Sparrows this morning at the upper field of North Park, Allegheny County. However these were my FOY. I had been out a couple mornings in appropriate habitat prior to this but they were absent so it seems the bulk of the migrant field sparrows may just be arriving.
Side note, although I didnt find any this morning, I had 3 Fox Sparrows yesterday at the upper field of North Park, two in the same exact area as previous seasons (the brushy area off the east end of the field where multiple trails cross and head toward the nature center). Even though I knew exactly where to look, these guys still, as is typical, gave just fleeting glimpses as they scurried under the thickest brush. The Eastern Phoebes are also back and singing at both the upper field (one) and Marshall Lake (two) this morning. No sign of Tree Swallows yet at these locale.
Gibsonia, Allegheny County
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From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Date: 3/26/17 8:23 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Field Sparrows?
Just a question that is beginning to really nag me: where are the field sparrows? Not the one or two holdovers, but the normal singing breeding males? I have been to most of the areas where I get them, usually 3 weeks earlier than this, and nothing. I've not seen anyone in PA, WV or OH mentioning them, unless I've really missed something.