Sunday, January 10, 2010

Help ID this bird


Originally a quiz, but Andy from Nature Potpourrie at http://andyslens.com/index/ labeled the bird.  My friend Wendy also supported Andy's expert sleuth work.  Thanks for the help. 


Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

6 comments:

Andy said...

It appears to be a Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Andy said...

Oops, make that a Savannah Sparrow. Confused now.. lol...

Wendy said...

what time of year was this taken John?

Wendy said...

yeah - I'm leaning toward Savannah Sparrow too ... http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.surfbirds.com/media/gallery_photos/20050612054940.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.surfbirds.com/namericanbirds/sparrows-finches.html&h=375&w=500&sz=39&tbnid=vWgnYgoqCXGYUM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSavannah%2BSparrow%2Bphotos&usg=__9Sn47Rw43ghABLyx7J9_WaEcG2Y=&ei=skhLS6LBIcjO8Qalo-XxAg&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=5&ct=image&ved=0CBEQ9QEwBA

cindyzlogic said...

Great photos & blog, John!

John said...

Well I'm not completely sold on the Savannah, but I'll go with it for now until someone tells me different. Only reason is the size. This particular bird spotted in Bridgewater in the spring time seemed bigger than the previous SS' that i've seen. Coloration does seem to lead me to the SS though.