Vesper Sparrow at our feeder in Bishop

Observers: Chris and Rosie Howard
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Date: 01/06/2005
Time: 12:04 PM -0500

You'll never know what will come to your feeder when all other food is covered in snow. This morning (6 Jan 05) we were glad to see a Vesper Sparrow defending the obsidian stone under our thistle feeder where clumsy goldfinches drop seed. This is the first time we can remember having a Vesper Sparrow in our yard. It was finely streaked in front, had a small bill, white eye-ring, pale spot in the center of the auriculars, and when sparring with White-crowneds, we could see white outer tail feathers. 

Vesper Sparrow (c) 2005 Chris Howard