Sunday, March 17, 2013

Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack

Another rare bird in our area this year is the LeConte's Sparrow that has wintered in Chester County. Patty and I made 2 attempts to see the bird.  The first trip was Wed after work with the help of the land manager, Kevin.  No luck.  It was really like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Here is the haystack.  Try finding a tiny little sparrow in that mess. We literally walked through the tall grass until the bird popped up and flew into a nearby tree.  We felt bad about doing it, but the land manager says that it happens all of the time. 

Here is the needle - LeConte's Sparrow which we found on Friday.  I sure hope this guy gets back to the upper mid-west where he belongs! 
LeConte's Sparrow

A bonus for Wednesday's attempt were the many Bluebirds in the field.  This is the best photo that I have of one that shows the stunning blue.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sparrows? Sparrows? I've got a yard and feeder full of them and you don't have to get up in the middle of the night!!