Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just another bird from the west

female Spotted Towhee
A female Spotted Towhee was found this afternoon by Ken Mettie Jr. at the feeders behind the WPBO gift shop and was still there in the early evening feeding among the other sparrows in the rain.  The is an overdue first record for Whitefish Point and only the 7th for Michigan.

The Common Ground-Dove however was not located today despite many searching eyes so it seems we have traded one vagrant bird for another.  Also present at the feeders were a Brown Thrasher, Indigo Bunting, and a good selection of sparrows including Fox and Swamp.


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