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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

White-crowned Sparrows Coming Through, Look for Them!

White-crowned Sparrow, first year.

White-crowned Sparrow adult.
Highlight of my day yesterday was these two migrant White-crowned Sparrows, first winter, visiting my NH yard and enjoying the feeders, birdbath and lawn areas. Such an elegant sparrow and unusual for here, we usually mainly get White-throated Sparrows, rarely White-crowned. White-crowns breed in the upper West and across upper Canada and Alaska and winter in approximately the lower two-thirds of the country. The adults have bold black and white stripes on their head. Watch for them at your feeders.

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