Friday, October 30, 2015 White-crowned Sparrow

Seward, Alaska

I was searching for the reported male WILSON’S WARBLER at the red “Accentor House” at the corner of Madison and Second when I heard a buzzy “Zoo-zippety-zee-zee-zuuuuh.” It was a pretty decent rendition of a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW song for late October even though it was a bit weak and trailed off.

After a few minutes, I saw a SONG SPARROW chasing another sparrow through the leafless alder thicket. Finally, they took a break and I was able to get some photos to confirm the identity of the handsome, bright, juvenile White-crowned Sparrow.  Seward usually gets at least a few of these birds for the winter. It was nice to see one again.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold

Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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