Re: SWAMP SPARROW in Homer!
- I saw the SWAMP SPARROW in my yard again today (4/22) at about 5:30 PM. Still with the flock of crowned sparrows.
--- In AKBirding@yahoogroups.com, Aaron Lang <birdingak@...> wrote:
> This morning (4/22) at 10:30 AM as I was leaving my property I briefly
> watched a SWAMP SPARROW in my yard about 5.5 miles east of Homer.
> Unfortunately, I had to leave immediately following. I just got home and
> briefly saw it again (1:30 PM). It's in a flock of about 20 Golden-crowned
> and White-crowned Sparrows. As soon as I saw it the second time a Merlin
> flew through the yard and the entire flock left.No photos yet. All is quiet
> for now and the yard is empty.
> Both times I saw the Swamp Sparrow it was in a brushy ravine that is
> currently full of seed, so there's hope it might stick around. If it comes
> back I'll report. Birders are welcome. I'm not aware of any previous
> reports from the Kenai.
> Good birding,
> Aaron Lang
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