11 May/19

Interesting day. This morning (0700), while walking the dog, I heard some odd sounding Canada Geese. After a bit, I saw them fly over, and they were whiter, longer, and slower than Canada Geese. From listening to calls, and from my overall perception, they may have been Tundra Swans. I don't know if this is early or late for them. There were maybe 20 birds in all - I did not have my camera with me (of course). Later, when I took the dog down to the Red, I walked through what seemed like a snowstorm of birds. I managed to get a couple of shots, and it looks like a mixed group (I had assumed it was a flock of only one species). They did not sit still for long, and between watching them and the dog (he eats sticks and whatever he can find) I only managed a couple of shots. These are some I'm sure of.

Posted by mamestraconfigurata mamestraconfigurata, May 11, 2019 20:18

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Date

May 11, 2019 10:16 AM CDT

Description

Part of a larger group of sparrow like birds.

Photos / Sounds

What

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Date

May 11, 2019 10:19 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

Date

May 11, 2019 10:18 AM CDT

Description

Poor pictures. Hanging around close to the bank of Red River.

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