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Immature Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula

Yesterday, a small group of Harris's Sparrows and White-crowned Sparrows showed up at our new property and foraged for dropped seeds under the nyger seed feeder. This immature Harris's Sparrow seemed to be waiting for an adult's direction. Periodically it said, "feed Me" by wing flapping and opening its beak for food, but it was out of luck.

 

Migration note: I don't think I've ever witnessed as many Canadian and Snow Geese migrating in such huge numbers and not staying as long as usual in the nearby fields. The skeins are in the hundreds. A few days ago, I saw a group so large that the whole sky seemed to be filled with geese. We had our first killer frost two nights ago. Otherwise, I'm trying to ignore the fact that fall is here. I'm not ready.

 

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Exif Data for Canon XSi + EOS Canon 55-250mm IS lens

f/5.6

Shutter Speed 320

ISO 200

EV Bias +0.3

Focal Distance 229mm

Spot Metering

Aperture Priority

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Taken on September 24, 2012