Harris’s Sparrow in Carbon County

On New Year’s Day, Rich Rehrig found a Harris’s Sparrow along Whitey B. Drive in Carbon County, PA, just a few yards away from the Monroe County line. I tried in the afternoon of the 1st, but could not locate the bird. I returned to the spot on the morning of January 2nd, when Dustin Welch and I refound the bird in the same spot where it had been seen the day before. Unfortunately, we only had half-decent views of the bird, as it stayed hidden in the brush. I came back to the spot later (only a few minutes from my house) and had excellent views of the bird, which associated with the local Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated, Song, and American Tree Sparrows.

Harris's Sparrow