Harris’s Sparrow and Yellow-headed Blackbird

I ran over to Creek Rd before work this morning to look for the Yellow-headed Blackbird and to see if the Harris’s Sparrow was still around. Both birds were very cooperative, staying for a while at the weed pile along the road. The Harris’s Sparrow is molting in a lot more black feathers, as you can see if you compare it to Tom Raub’s original photo. The photo is pretty poor quality because it was taken through my binoculars as I was hiding out in my car from the rain.



The Yellow-headed Blackbird hung out at the seed pile with Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Cowbird. It was in and out while I was at the site, but wasn’t sure where else it was hanging out.