American Tree Sparrow - Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. November 1st, 2011.
A Rusty Blackbird calling in the yard at dawn provided a nice opener to the month. Unfortunately, it spent most of its time high in the maples and didn't come down to the feeders. However, the feeders did produce our first American Tree Sparrow of the fall/winter feeding with about 20 Dark-eyed Juncos and 15 White-throated Sparrows. Despite morning temperatures being around freezing, up to 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers and 2 Golden-crowned Kinglets remain in the yard and surroudings.
The same American Tree Sparrow with a White-throated Sparrow (left). Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. November 1st, 2011.