Monday, June 29, 2009

Henslow's Sparrow

I finally was able to make it up to Montague to check on the Henslow's Sparrow which has been present in a hayfield since at least saturday. There were already maybe 15 birders present when I arrived after work around 8:30am. I was able to get the scope on the bird immediately. He was chased off his perch a few times by Bobolinks but always popped back up again. He was calling quite often throughout my time there. He was a bit too far out in the field for a photo opportunity. When I left a little after nine he was still visible and calling. The bird really put on a good show for everyone there.

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