[CT Birds] junco and WTSp departures

Marty Swanhall mswanhall at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 21 21:21:05 EDT 2010


saw the white-throated sparrow here today again foraging under feeder

Marty from Woodbury

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Subject: [CT Birds] junco and WTSp departures


>
> Did some research on the spring departures of White-throated Sparrow and 
> Junco
> here from my yard in Harwinton CT over the past 25 years of keeping 
> records.
>
> WHITE-THROATED SPARROW: The earliest final spring departure was - April 8, 
> 1995
>                                                           The latest final 
> spring departure was - May 21, 2006
>
>                                                                    Average 
> departure spring date: April 29
>
> JUNCO:                                          The earliest final spring 
> departure was - April 8, 1995
>                                                           The latest final 
> spring departure was - May 13, 1996
>
>                                                                    Average 
> departure spring date: April 25
>
> Both these birds do not breed in my area, but the Junco does nest just 5 
> miles north of here.
>
> Paul Carrier
>
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