Golden-crowned Sparrow

Four years ago, Ingrid and I were visiting our son in La Grange, CA . . . a town in cow country.  Not long after arriving, I noticed bird on a tree branch in his front yard – it was a lifer, a Golden-crowned Sparrow.

In subsequent trips to the west coast, we saw this sparrow as it winters in California and breeds in along the pacific coast in Alaska and Canada.

A couple days ago a Golden-crowned appeared at a camp in Abbot, Maine, a small town northwest of Bangor.

This morning I made the five hour round trip to Abbot and got the bird three minutes after arriving.  Great fun!!!

Golden-crowned and White-throated Sparrow


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