26 October 2009 – two sparrows

Found another Lincoln’s Sparrow today, and a Song Sparrow that was still alive but not looking good (blood from bill). I moved the Song to a more protected location – he perked up when I grabbed him, so he might have a chance, but I’m including him as a casualty.

21 October 2009 – bonus Lincoln’s Sparrow

I did not check the NRC today, but while walking past the Food and Agricultural Products Center, I noticed this Lincoln’s Sparrow on the sidewalk:

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Lincoln’s is a common spring and fall migrant here in Stillwater. They’re easy to overlook, unless they’re lying in plain view on a sidewalk.