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It's Sparrow Season

Published October 12, 2015
Tags: General Observations, Lincoln's Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Towhee, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Black-capped Chickadee, Yellow-rumped Warbler

It's "sparrow season" here in WNY.  With just about all of the warblers gone, barring some late departures by Yellow-rumped and Orange-crowned Warblers, we have sparrows to "hunt".

I've been happening upon a few fall species in my travels, namely Fox, Lincoln's, White-throated, and White-crowned.  And I just saw my first American Tree Sparrow the other day, which swaps places with the Chipping Sparrow.  Most of our WNY resident sparrows still remain for now, like the Chipping, Field, Song, and Swamp sparrows. But alas, they too will be leaving our area for warmer temps soon. In the meantime, I'll be out there enjoying them - hope you will too!

Here are a few photos of some of the sparrows I've been able to grab when I've been out looking - plus some other birds captured along the way.
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Lincoln's Sparrow
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Another Lincoln's Sparrow
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Fox Sparrow
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White-throated Sparrow
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White-crowned Sparrow
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Field Sparrow
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Swamp Sparrow
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Pileated Woodpecker
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Golden-crowned Kinglet
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Black-capped Chickadee
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Eastern Towhee
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Yellow-rumped Warbler
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Cedar Waxwing
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Chimney Swift
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Chimney Swift