Date: 10/1/17 12:45 pm
From: Ed Swan <edswan2...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] the sparrows are coming, the sparrows are coming

A tan-striped White-throated Sparrow joined our flock of Golden-crowned, Song, and Fox Sparrows in West Seattle this morning. All three species were singing pretty vigorously last week, is that the first year birds practicing for next spring?Ed

Ed Swan
Nature writer and guide

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 11:45 AM -0700, "Dennis Paulson" <dennispaulson...> wrote:

Hello, tweets.

Yesterday (9/30) an immature Golden-crowned Sparrow and immature White-crowned Sparrow both paid a visit to our backyard pond, both foraging on what were presumably tiny seeds floating on the surface among all the duckweed and water fern. The day before (9/29) a Fox Sparrow came to the nearby fountain for a drink and bath. These are the first migrant sparrows I’ve seen this fall. Also a lot of juncos have moved into our yard in the past few days.

Dennis Paulson
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