This cooperative Clay-colored Sparrow was feeding on the path northwest of the Marovitz Golf Course on October 1. Clay-colored Sparrows are uncommon but regular early to mid-fall migrants at Montrose. The word underbirded and Montrose usually don’t go together but the area at the north end of the Golf Course is just that. I check it on my walk home when I’m finished birding the main part of Montrose and it’s usually birdy, especially for sparrows. I’ve included a link to my eBird checklist for October 1 below.
October 1, 2020