Wednesday 19 June 2013

Churchill Part 2 Three Sparrows

May 28 2013 Churchill, Manitoba Day 2.
The Tundra was beginning to reveal its secrets. Lesser Yellowlegs, American Golden Plover, Horned Grebe, Bonaparte's, Herring, Glaucous and Thayer's Gull, Northern Harrier, Canada Goose, , Common Raven, Northern Flicker, American Robin, Common Eider, Blue-winged Teal, Merlin, Northern Pintail, Harris, Savannah, White-crowned and Fox Sparrows, Slate Coloured Junco, Sandhill Crane. Red-necked Phalarope, American Widgeon, Tree Swallow, Tundra and Trumpeter Swans and the year round resident the European House Sparrow...not a bad count for one day, EH!
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) These Sparrows from the Hudson Bay area are much
redder and are one of four subspecies of Fox Sparrow.

Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) in full breeding plumage.

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Note the extensive white on this bird (gambelii subspecies)

1 comment:

  1. John, beautiful shots! I would say that's a pretty good days count!