Le Conte's Sparrow, Nelson's Sparrow and a
The Sparrow Patch, east of Pierre and south of Hwy. 34 (Arikara GPA)
October 6-7, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 6, Ricky Olson, Dan Svingen and I birded the Sparrow Patch. We were
treated to Red-tailed Hawk in a dive for prey. While birding the area, we
came up with 17 Nelson's Sparrow and 1or 2 Le Conte's Sparrows.
The Nelson's Sparrows were not very cooperative for photography.
Red-tailed Hawk in a dive
Two Nelson's Sparrows, there were actually three in view here.
The Le Conte's were even less cooperative on Sunday, so I went back today.
There were still plenty of Nelson's Sparrows, and I saw at least four Le Conte's
Le Conte's Sparrow posing nicely for the camera.
A curious Le Conte's Sparrow, coming out into the open.