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Harris's Sparrow Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: There are a lot of sparrow species that are here for the summer and/or migrate through in the spring and the fall, many of which have some similar characteristics. And then there's the Harris's Sparrow. It's big and chunk, with a plumage pattern unlike any other sparrow that is found in South Dakota. Unmistakable and downright beautiful birds!. My favorite is the following, taken on October 8th, 2008 near Corson, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula

Harris's Sparrow 1 - Zonotrichia querula Harris's Sparrow 3 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 3 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 4 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 1

October 15th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 2

May 13th, 2006

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 3

February 16th, 2007

Perry Nature Area near Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 4

December 30th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 5 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 6 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 7 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 8 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 5

October 15th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 6

October 10th, 2005

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 7

November 12th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 8

December 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 9 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 10 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 11 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 12 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 9

October 8th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 10

November 17th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 11

October 8th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 12

November 17th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 13 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 14 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 15 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 16 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 13

October 8th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 14

October 8th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 15

October 8th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 16

November 17th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 17 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 18 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 19 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 20 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 17

May 27th, 2011

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 18

November 10th, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 19

November 10th, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 20

November 10th, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 21 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 22 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 23 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 24 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 21

November 10th, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 22

October 13th, 2013

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 23

October 13th, 2013

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 24

October 2015

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 25 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 26 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 27 - Zonotrichia querula  Harris's Sparrow 28 - Zonotrichia querula 

Harris's Sparrow 25

May 14th, 2016

Brandon, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 26

October 21st, 2016

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 27

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

Harris's Sparrow 28

October 21st, 2016

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

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