Monday, April 29, 2013

Suprise in Elkton

This is a Lark Sparrow that I spotted and photographed on Friday. It was a surprise to find this bird here in Elkton as it is normally seen in Southern and Central Oregon.  In fact, in looking at the reported observations in eBird it has only been reported once before in Douglas and Coos Counties.  We saw this Lark Sparrow and one more mixed in with several American Goldfinches during our morning walk. They are striking birds with the sharp contrasting colors of facial stripes.  Another clue which is not evident in the photo is a black central spot on a plain stripe less breast. 

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