[CT Birds] Big January 2013 Results

Mark Szantyr birdinggeek at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 18:08:41 EST 2013

Wow, congratulations everybody. I am curious about one of the birds reported and counted. The image of the saltmarsh sparrow looks a little odd to me. The bill aeems more consistent with nelson's sparrow, there seems to be little or no black streaking in the ochre behind the eye, but the flank streaking is wrong for subvirgatus. So i guess i am wonering if Bill has more images of this bird?  January just seems so off for Saltmarsh Sparrow that i am wondering if Nelson's or some combination thereof has been critically eliminated.

I am such a troublemaker.....


On Feb 5, 2013, at 5:47 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I posted the preliminary results of the CT BIG JANUARY event on this listserve a 
> couple days ago.
> It has now also been posted on the CT Audubon Society Blog, and includes some 
> great photos submitted by Bill Asteriades, here:
> http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2013/02/big-january-2013.html
> Many thanks to Scott Kruitbosch for his expertise in this matter.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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