"Skip, I bet you did see what you think you saw. New birds seem to be finding our climate/environment a lot nicer than their old stomping grounds, the Asian Collared Dove being a success story (as far as hawks are concerned, anyhow)."
"The survey lists 7 areas of the city; I chose #6 (Downtown/ Old Town/ Barelas/ South Broadway/ Martineztown/ EDO/ West Central . But a person on the edge between two areas might have a bit of trouble deciding. The survey did not ask any other…"
Still deciding; I have a few more years til I'm all grown up! Bird in profile is Patches, a 3/4 white sparrow last seen February 5, 2009, so he's about 1.5 years old at least... saw a yellow house finch yesterday (2/5/09), too.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Feels like home
What I'm Reading:
Kurt Busiek, a dozen past issues of Birds and Blooms, various comics
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Hi Debbie, This is Aimee from Fremont's. Thanks for your recommendation to check out downtown as a possible relocation spot. Based on your post, my husband and I hung out downtown and enjoyed a nice walk and a late lunch at P'tit Louis. While there are plenty of great spots, we were given an offer we could not refuse. Fremont's is now at 3000 4th St NW (more info on the Fremont's status). Now to get the news out... Thanks again! Cheers, Aimee
The white sparrow is Patches, this pic taken in January? 2009. I haven't seen him in several weeks, so he may be an ex white sparrow now, but he lasted almost all the way through a 2nd Winter, and that's pretty good for an amazing little bird...
picture added in late March 08 is of paired/mated/just getting to know each other house finches, with another male (her previous boyfriend?) looking on... taken about March 24 through my window at work