Sunday, March 15, 2020

Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) - 24Dec2018 & 26Nov2018

Here is a species that until somewhat recently was only seen in the western states by yours truly.  However, in 2018 at the end of my big year, a very good birder was paying attention while walking his dog and spotted a Golden-crowned hanging out with a bunch of White-throated behind a gas station in the middle of nowhere.

This first photo is from California on the Channel Islands.

And here is the one from NC...

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