21 August 2014


Last evening, I flushed two new island birds (for me, at least); both sparrows and both in the celery patch on the east shore of Antone Lake.  First up, the island's second SAVANNAH SPARROW of the year:
Next, a "SOOTY" FOX SPARROW perched up long enough for me to digiscope it with my phone:
A quick check of the quarry crabpots on my way back yielded the continuing family of COMMON REDPOLLS.  I didn't see one youngster until I was about 4 feet from it.  I stopped dead in my tracks, snapped a few photos, and backed away: