Monday, July 31, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, PRINCE EDWARD POINT BIRD OBSERVATORY, PRINCE EDWARD POINT NWA, MILFORD, ONTARIO. 5/16/2015 - NEW LIFE SPECIES
This Lincoln's Sparrow was caught in a mist net, banded and released on May 16, 2015 at the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory in Milford, Ontario. The first two photos show the sparrow as it is about to be released by the bander and the last photo shows a Lincoln's Sparrow in a mist net. I am just adding this Lincoln's Sparrow to my ebird Life List because I just found and read the ebird Banding/Ringing Protocol and believe it is allowed to be added.
We can ID this bird as a Lincoln's Sparrow as follows:
- It was identified as a Lincoln's Sparrow by the banders at the bird observatory
- Mixed brown and gray above
- Buffy breast with crisp black streaks
- Face is gray with brown cheeks, broad gray supercillium and brown line through eye
- Narrow buffy/whitish eyering
- Reddish edges to wing and tail feathers
- Brown cap with gray stripe in middle
The Lincoln's Sparrow is a new species to our Photographic Life List. Our ebird Life List now stands at 1,078.
Friday, July 28, 2023
NONBREEDING ADULT & JUVENILE EUROPEAN STARLING, COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK, ETOBICOKE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, 7/27/2023
MALE NORTHERN FLICKER (YELLOW SHAFTED), COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK,, ETOBICOKE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, 7/27/2023
In this photo of the male yellow shafted Northern Flicker you can see on the lower right of the bird the yellow shaft on one of its flight feathers.