Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Harris's Sparrow: Migrating North

Harris's Sparrow, a visitor winging north to Canadian boreal forests and tundra to nest, stopped at my backyard feeder this week. These small songbirds, recognizable by their black bibs, foreheads, napes and crowns, travel north and south by season through the centre of North America.

Here's a cool fact: Harris's Sparrow is the only bird species that nests in Canada — and nowhere else in the world! (I know this is true — and a cool fact  —  because All About Birds tells me so.) 

Harris's Sparrow pecking through sunflower seeds
Harris's Sparrow watching me, watching him.

Harris's Sparrow, eating seeds.

What is this?  Harris's Sparrow 
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: April 28, 2012. 


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