Date: 5/3/19 11:00 am From: 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
I had a nice surprise as I ate lunch on our deck today.?? I've been watching for lingering White-throated Sparrows to see how long they stay around (last one seen or heard a couple of days ago).?? I spotted a sparrow on the ground with bright black and white head striping and immediately realized it was a White-crowned Sparrow.
Checking my eBird records, we have only sighted White-crowned Sparrows in our small suburban backyard in Bethesda 8 other times, with the first sighting back in 1991 and the most recent five years ago to the day -- May 3, 2014.
A very cool bird for this year's yard list and first of year for us anywhere.
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