It is finally thawing out a bit here in the Midwest. Although we did get a nice covering of sleet followed by an inch or so of new snow, I am pleased to say we are up in the 30 degree range. Feels like a heat wave based on what this area has been experiencing over the last couple of weeks. Admittedly, we did escape some of that with a trip back to Texas over the holidays. I would have preferred staying around, but we had to head all the way down to the southern tip of Texas to find new fodder for the blog – the hardships we bloggers have to do to keep our loyal readers … sorry, I could barely type that from laughing so hard. Trust me, I jumped at the chance to get out of the negative double digit windchills even if Texas was experiencing colder than usual temps. More on the fruits of that labor to come. Right now, thought I would feature a surprising +1 to the Birding List.
Now, surprising not so much on the specific bird, because it is likely you have had the pleasure of seeing one of these anywhere in the US and a significant portion of Canada. The surprising element is the fact the Song Sparrow is so common in these parts I was shocked when I noticed it was absent from my birding list. This bird is so frequently encountered on my bird outings I typically do not even bother taking pictures of it anymore. Had I known it wasn’t checked I would have spent some extra time to get better shots (will keep this in mind next time out in the field).
Hit the jump to “See Spot run” errr “sit”!