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Dec 25, 2012

White-throated Sparrow on Christmas Day

Photo by BarrytheBirder
Zonotrichia albicollis
This morning, Christmas morning, there among the juncos and sparrows and redpolls was a solitary White-throated Sparrow.   A shy bird at the best times, this little bird was very wary about the dozens of other birds jostling at the feeders and on the ground below.   The south sides of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are the the usual northern limit for these lovely little birds in winter.   I don't know if this one is a late migrant or was sent here, just for today, as a special harbinger of Christmas.
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