Joyce Brown reports that there are 2 Chipping Sparrows and an Eastern Towhee at her feeders. These are quite unusual for December, particularly the Chipping Sparrows. Any Chipping Sparrow in IL after December 1 should be documented and the documentation sent to the IL records committee. I spoke with Lee Johnson this evening. He had been to Joyce’s feeder and seen both and said that Joyce had a good photo of one of the Chipping Sparrows.
Hope that these stay around for the Christmas Bird Count on December 20.