29/30 September 2014
Last evening, Miriam and I went down to the Laurel Creek Reservoir to see what might have recently arrived as we get into that period when waterfowl in great numbers and variety make a stop over on migration. Other than a couple of Ruddy Ducks Oxyura jamaicensis there was nothing else of note, and they were too far out to be photographed in the waning light of evening.
As the sun began to set across the water, with the edges of the lake rimmed with trees in autumn foliage, the view was memorable.
White-crowned Sparrows Zonotrichia leucophrys have been around for a few days now, and although I have seen a few adult birds, mostly juveniles seem to have arrived predominantly. This individual was photographed this morning.