Date: 12/31/18 9:33 am From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln's Sparrow in the yard
Dave et al,
Through the 25 years that we have records for The Birds of Rummel Street, LINCOLN'S SPARROWS show three patterns.
1. They are a winter visitor, usually sporadic, associated with harsher weather.
2. Some birds stay for an extended period. They come in and join the hordes of juncos when it snows.
We had a bird or birds Jan - Apr 2004, Jan - Mar 2008 and 2016. Jan 2017
3. Other birds are spring visitors. We had birds in April 1996, 2002, 2009, and 2017
We have no records from mid-May to mid-Dec.
From: David Irons [mailto:<llsdirons...>] Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:25 PM To: <paultsullivan...>; OBOL Oregon Birders Online <obol...> Subject: Re: [obol] Lincoln's Sparrow in the yard
Paul et. al,
It is always fun to see a Lincoln's Sparrow in an urban yard. When I lived in Eugene I saw Lincoln's Sparrow in the yard at every one of the 5-6 places I lived. What I find interesting about this sighting is the seasonality. The urban Lincoln's Sparrows that I saw were invariably during either spring and fall migration and essentially one-day or one-hour wonders. Hopefully yours will stick around and provide enjoyment through the remainder of the winter.