Banded Song Sparrow

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find the white over blue banded Song Sparrow singing in the tree in the yard. The last time I saw him(?) was 10 April, and I’m guessing at that point he departed for points north to nest. As I observed, I had the impression that he may have … Read more

Mourning Doves

A couple of Mourning Doves showed up at Swan Lake today – as best I can tell, they were the first I’ve seen since September 2009, so it was nice to get a chance to note the differences from the increasingly common Eurasian Collared-Doves. After I got a call about their presence (thanks Lucy!) I … Read more