Thursday, April 19, 2007

Random Gleanings from the BirdSphere #17

Introduction: A daily (or as often as I can find time to compile it) feature that highlights recent entries from North American bird blogs listed in my blogroll; also see here.

Random Blog of the Day:
Urban Birds – “reflections, notes and an occasional rant from Saint Louis,” by Sherry McGowan in Saint Louis, Missouri (online since September 2005)
Random Entry of the Day (excerpt):
Feeder watch birds

I really do need to get out more. While the rest of the Saint Louis birding community is training its scopes on rare ducks and gulls, I’m transfixed by the backyard birds.

There have been two unexpected individuals in my backyard sparrow watch over the past eight days. Last Saturday a late Chipping Sparrow made a brief stop in the yard, and this morning an American Tree Sparrow, a newcomer to the yard, snacked for a moment on the asters and then moved on. The latter is my yards ninth tenth species of sparrow.

[click here to read the rest of this entry, as posted by Sherry McGowan on November 19, 2006]
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