I've had about the same number of White-throated at my ground scatter - usually ten or so.- mariel
Sparrows have been very low in Joplin too,
this winter. I've only had one White-throated in
our Joplin yard this winter. There is a Fox Sparrow
that has wintered at the Joplin Nature Center.
Very low numbers when I go out into the country to bird
for sparrows too.
Juncos, House Finch and Goldfinch numbers here seem to
be ok. White-crowned, White-throated, Harris's, nope.
Lowest that I have seen per my paltry record keeping in
many a winter.
Larry Herbert, Joplin, MO. certhia at att . net 1-31-15.
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