27 September 2005

Migratory Bird Sighting

Walking through Bryant Park, Victor said, "Look, a crowned sparrow!"

It was a bird with a striped head. But its bill was pointy, not chunky like a sparrow's. "No, it's a thrush," I said.

Home again, I did some research on the Web. Not a sparrow, nor a thrush, but this. According to the Cornell School of Ornithology's All About Birds site, ovenbirds live in forests and eat insects, but ours was grazing for crumbs under a cafe table.

Must've been just passing through, as we were.

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