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. >