One of my birding stops this morning along the lake was Lake Park. There were a few birds there, but it was spotty. Looking at the feeder on the south end of the park my eye caught a sparrow near the feeder that just looked different. I only got a couple of photos and it headed into the Yews that it was feeding by. I hung around for about 10 minutes and it never came back out. I thought Harris’s Sparrow on the spot but with the glare on my camera, I really did not want to call it. I saw some white on the throat there was a chance it was a White-throated as there were very many in the area. A lady birder that was close by just said, that would be a surprise, she did not see the bird. With having a busy day I did not look at my images till evening. At that time I could really tell, a juvenile Harris’s Sparrow. A beautiful day out, but cold on the lake, sunny skies and a brisk wind. Image was taken on October 2, 2020.
Harris’s Sparrow at Lake Park in Milwaukee County on October 2, 2020
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Nice capture, Jim!
I am so happy I joined this group. I just bought the third edition of Birds of Wisconsin that was updated in 2020 and am looking up the different kind of sparrows. I thought a sparrow was just a sparrow.
Ha ha Bonnie -have fun with the sparrows. You are in for some good times:)) At least it isn’t the epidimax flycatchers !! Greetings and welcome from Peggy in Madiosna:)