Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rufous-crowned Sparrows, a Canon City front range specialty

Today was overcast and drizzly most of the morning. When it stopped at mid-day I thought I would try for the Rufous-crowned Sparrows that are a specialty of my area.

I found these two (the bottom 2 pics are a second bird) in the company of a couple of Canyon Towhees, an association I most often find in this location.

I heard a Canyon Wren fussing then it sang once. A lot of Lesser Goldfinch were in the area-I suspect some are migrating and have stopped over with this rainy weather. Also had a flock of Sandhill Cranes-will post them later. SeEtta