We carried on some back roads until we came to a spot where we saw a small bird perched on a fence. We got out of the car, and before we knew it, there was a flurry of activity all around us. At least 25 White-crowned Sparrows mixed in with 5 or more Harris's Sparrows, 10 Field Sparrows a couple Chipping Sparrows and a Song Sparrow.
Immature White-crowned Sparrow
After enjoying this burst of activity, we walked down the road for a bit, where we were astonished to see a Lark Sparrow sitting on a telephone wire. We also saw Vesper and White-throated Sparrows, giving us a total of 8 sparrows for the day.
We finished off the day with a close sighting of 3 Caracaras.
This trip brought my year total to a meagre and disappointing 130, however, with a few sightings last week ( Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Snow Goose, Brewer's Blackbird), I am now at 134.