Friday, May 2, 2014

San Diego Year Bird #206: Black-chinned Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow. Warner Springs, California. April 13, 2014. Greg Gillson.
I found Black-chinned Sparrows! This is one of 5 target birds I was wanting to find this spring. It is found in higher elevation dense chaparral. It's a small gray sparrow, looking quite a bit like a Gray-headed Junco.

I specifically searched near Warner Springs, where these birds have been reported in the past on eBird.

Life bird! Makes me want to sing...
 
Black-chinned Sparrow