Okay, so it was time to go back for another visit to Claireville today. This time I entered the conservation area from the north side rather than the east side just to see if there was anything different in that area. The park has another feeder here which is close to the road and the poor birds don’t have much peace from passer-bys and the dogs that tromp through but there were lulls where the birds were able to get back in to feed.
Most of the feeder remnants had fallen to the ground which, by the way, its the perfect cover for the tree sparrow. You can just barely see him in brown grasses in the photo above. I did get a shot of another type of sparrow hiding in the branches.
The fox sparrow was much more on the shy side and this little guy was just making a quick pitstop to refuel before heading further north. I’ve never seen this type before but then again I’ve paid little attention to my backyard birds prior to this past winter. Looks like I will have to be more diligent about what is in my backyard going forward.