[CT Birds] seaside sparrow?
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 20 20:54:49 EDT 2013
Juvenile (and worn adult) sparrows are tough!
I would, this time, consider habitat and behavior.
I know that there are incredible exceptions to this (I once saw a Turkey pacing on 100 square feet of lawn on the mouth of the Oyster River - Long Island Sound. I once saw a Clapper Rail beneath an ornamental yew against a Branford school, 100 meters from it's "home" in a spartina marsh. Heck, I've seen an escapee African Gray Parrot at the end of "V" of DC Cormorants at Milford Point.
But these (I assume) repeated sightings/behaviors seem to indicate some other LBJ (little brown job).
From: VALERY MELNIKOW <valery51 at optimum.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:15 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] seaside sparrow?
val and chris melnikov. 08/19. Black Rock. do we have a Seaside Sparrow? we live 1/4 mile from Ash Creek salt marsh. twice in one week we have had a sparrow size dark nondescript critter foraging in the debris under our feeder. it did have a light patch under the chin and the leading edges of its wings showed a cream or light brown cast. kind of plump. dark bill, black eyes. it will fly into the hemlock with the rest of the gang when spooked.
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