Saturday, December 19, 2009
Golden-crowned Sparrow #317
Photo by Christopher Taylor
On the 2009 Christmas Bird Count based at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, the bird of the day for my group was the Golden-crowned Sparrow! This sparrow is normally found on the west coast of the United States. It was one of the first birds we saw at our first stop of the morning at the Caldwell Ponds. It is my life bird #317 too! Looking at flocks of common birds (in our case White-Crowned Sparrows) in combination with pishing is how we observed the Golden-crowned Sparrow.
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