Date: 10/7/17 4:39 am
From: dan.cerveny <dan.cerveny...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Cedar Rapids birds
I thought the sparrows I saw yesterday were swamp sparrows, based on book
and online descriptions/photos. However, I missed the fact that swamp
sparrows are small, and the birds I saw didn't stand out as being small.
Now, I don't know what they were.

On Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:41:05 PM UTC-5, dan.cerveny wrote:
> The last couple mornings have been quite good for migrants near my house.
> Yesterday, I saw a yellow-belllied sapsucker, a new lifer, plus a
> yellow-rumped warbler, a couple mystery warblers, a ruby-crowned kinglet, a
> northern flicker, several blue jays, and a few juncos. This morning, I
> walked down to the open field and creek next to my house. I saw several
> swamp sparrows in the weeds along the creek, another new lifer, a couple
> more sapsuckers, several chipping sparrows, a song sparrow, several eastern
> phoebes, more juncos, and a group of 10+ eastern bluebirds. Before today,
> I had only seen three bluebirds, ever. The last two days have been my
> second-best migration experience ever, behind only one September morning a
> couple years ago when a mixed flock of warblers stopped in the trees next
> to my house.
> I also still have five or six hummers.

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