We had just returned from our birding trip to
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We went to our cottage at Grand lac des Cèdres for a little relaxation and recovery time. In the afternoon, I went fishing in what we call
. There wasn't much action, but I could see a
lot of fluttering one-hundred metres down the shoreline, that looked a lot like
I went to investigate and discovered that there were dozens of Yellow-rumped Warblers flitting from tree to ground and back. Being warblers, they are frustratingly difficult to photograph, but I kept on trying. Then one of them sat out in the open for an instant - but wait, it was not a warbler, but rather a sparrow.
What would a grassland sparrow be doing here in the mixed forest with a bunch of Yellow Rumps? I had to check with Tony Beck, but he confirmed that it was a Clay-coloured Sparrow - another new bird for the cottage list.