Date: 9/13/17 12:33 pm From: Tom Wood <tcwood729...> Subject: [wisb] Re: Lake Barney, Dane Co.
I am confused by the photos. It seems like I am seeing 2 different birds among the 3 photos. All 3 photos seem to be of young birds that are difficult to identify. The top photo shows a sparrow with an orange face with a nice straight and long post-ocular stripe, and a bill that is longer and thinner than the bill of the sparrow in the photos beneath it. We don't have much of a look at the crown, but a slice of one lateral crown stripe is visible and appears dark brown. I don't have any experience with juvenile Nelson's Sparrows, but this bird looks a lot like a Nelson's Sparrow to me. The birds in the 2 lower photos look the same to me, and that really short, stubby, and thick bill look great for Henslow's Sparrow. The face on these birds shows a hint of green which is also good for Henslow's Sparrow. These are just my thoughts, so if anybody can enlighten us, please post. I can see why Steve found the young birds tough to call in the field; even with photos I am having difficulty. Thomas Wood, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
-----Original Message----- From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Kenneth Younger Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:28 AM To: wisb Subject: [wisb] Re: Lake Barney, Dane Co.
I ran into Steve on my walk out of Lake Barney. I didn't find the Nelson's, but did find what I thought was a couple Henslow's. I got some pretty good pictures, and they are on my checklist. I'd love if someone could verify my ID, as it was my lifer Henslow's (not that I would mind a LeConte's...). Those 10 plovers would have been hard to miss, so must have flown in after I left, bummer!
Additional highlight for me was a flock of 13 Wilson's Snipe that kept flying circles. Pictures of that are also on my checklist.
Kenneth Younger III <kyounger...> (515) 367-0001 @kenny
On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Steve Thiessen <stevethiessen...> wrote: > > > I refound Greg Hottman's Nelson Sparrow, and I agree that there may have been one or two more. I flushed 3 sparrow that flew into a clump of Canary Grass. I only had one come out, and it was the Nelson's. I saw another over aways, later on ,but didn't see any in the first spot. > I also saw what was probably the ammo. sparrow that Marty and Chuck saw. A very tough call ,in the field, as to whether it is a young Henslow's or LeConte's. I also flushed a probable Henslow's. > Had knockout views of Sedge and Marsh Wrens and Lincoln's Sparrow, in the morning light. > The flooded field had snipe, yellowlegs, Pectoral and Solitary Sandpipers, Killdeer and 10 Golden Plovers. > Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane Co. > > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > > #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn