My luck continued into Saturday for my return trip to Peach Hill with my very first lincoln’s sparrow sighting! Believe it or not, if an indigo bunting hadn’t flown past me, I would have never looked up to see this quiet and motionless sparrow staring back at me.
I actually didn’t know what it was at first other than knowing it wasn’t an ordinary sparrow. The key identifiers were the buffy eye-ring, dark streaks along the breast and also the gray eyebrow. This is now my 136th bird photographed in Dutchess County!