Sunday, 2 May 2010

White-Throated Sparrow at Boscastle




John had an early start at work to-day (4.30am), came home cream-crackered, but decided this bird was too good to miss so we drove to Boscastle for what was a lifer for us. Sue

28 comments:

  1. It was well worth the trip! We got it this morning. Nice images!
    Ash

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  2. One Lifer and super images cream crackered or not it was worth the trip. We are going up tomorrow.

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  4. What a super little bird. Lovely pictures, too.

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  5. Great images John, good to see your efforts were rewarded.

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  6. Hi JR and Sue.
    Well worth the trip to Boscastle to see the White Throated Sparrow. A cracking little bird.Great photo's.

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  7. Great images of a super bird - well done!!

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  8. Lovely images I must confess i had never heard of it before too far for me to travel so great seeing your photos .

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  9. Well done John and Sue. Great shots of one of my favourite new world sparrows.

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  10. Nice work on the photos. These are so common here in North Carolina USA, soon they will be leaving us for the summer. I just love hearing them sing, hope you got to hear to song?

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  11. Lovely shots of a pretty little bird. We don't get the White-throated Sparrow here in Alaska but get the similar White-crowned Sparrow in the summer.

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  12. Great shots John and well deserved. Unfortunately we dipped on the bird today...but some you lose.

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  13. Very nice images John, Well Done

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  14. Super shots of your newest lifer John.

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  15. Thanks everyone, it was a stunning little bird.
    Randy, yes, it was singing quite a lot. Beautiful song.

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  16. Very lovely images of this sweet little bird, always so welcoming. They stay here all winter and are just about all gone for now ~

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  18. Congratulations on getting a lifer ... doesn't it feel great! Just like Christmas! The White-throated sparrow is one of my favorites. Anytime I hear that distinct call "Ohhhhh sweet, Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada" I know one is near by. And no, I'm not just saying that because I live in Canada ..LOL! Great photos of this little guy. Well done!

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  19. Superb shots John and Sue. We have been on our hols.It looks like I have missed afew special birds

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  20. That is one special bird John.

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  21. Hope you are fine & getting some lovely photos.

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  22. Beautiful series on this sparrow...Thomas

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  23. Congrats to a lifer! It's one of my favorite birds when it shows up under my feeder for a short time in the spring. Nice pics.

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  24. Very beautiful bird. Sadly in my part of the world their numbers are coming down drastically.

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  25. Sparrows and beautiful colors

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