Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)Photo by Flickr user…

Posted May 6th, 2018 by John Callender

Black-chinned Sparrow (Spizella atrogularis)

Photo by Flickr user Tom Benson


Brad Hacker recently reported hearing some of these up on West Camino Cielo near Refugio Pass, so this morning I got up there as the sun was rising and sure enough; I was barely out of my car when I heard the bird’s distinctive song – until now something I’d only heard in recordings.

I wasn’t able to see the bird, but the song is distinctive enough that I’m fine with counting it.

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