Date: 10/29/17 3:08 am
From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Grasshopper Sparrow Re: Sparrow Bonanza, Santee Delta East, and other Highlights
Craig,

Nice birds y'all had.

However the Ammodramus sparrow looks like an immature Grasshopper Sparrow
to me. The breast streaks are too broad and smudged and not bold and crisp
like a LeConte's should be. The brighter, complete eye ring also matches
Grasshopper better as do other features like the bill that seems too stout
for LeConte's.

Access reminder: people want to visit Santee Delta WMA they have until
Tuesday - after that it is closed to the public until February 8.

Nathan Dias - Charleston, SC

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, James Watson <carolinabirds...> wrote:

> Pam Ford and I visited Santee Delta East today and there were very large
> numbers of passerinres at the beginning at of walk. We had 30+ species
> within the first 30 minutes and first 100m of the parking lot. We walked
> along the river dike to past No Man’s Land’s impoundment and south to the
> creek. We had six species of sparrow; Song, Swamp, LeConte’s, Savannnah,
> Field, and Clay-colored and a Dickcissel. We also had 3 American Bitterns,
> Sora, Virginia and Clapper Rail. There was also a large number of Indigo
> Buntings in the area. It is the most number of birds I have seen in a while
> during migration in a long time in this under-birded *eBird hotspot*.
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