Date: 10/29/17 7:34 pm
From: Deni Miller <reluctantmother524...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nelson’s sparrow at Patterson Park 10/28/17
It was present on the west side of the Lake in the Audubon pollinator
garden this evening around 5:30.

There might have been a second but the light was poor, it was raining, and
we had two kids getting crazy in puddles. 😅

Deni Miller
Baltimore City, MD

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 9:01 PM <ktomkat...> wrote:

> I had a Nelson's sparrow at the boat lake yesterday around 10am. The bird
> was foraging around the reeds near the boardwalk at the level of the water.
> It kept moving closer and actually landed on the boardwalk just a few feet
> from me, then perched on a bench for a few seconds before diving into the
> reeds again. This is a first for Patterson Park so I'm hoping someone else
> sees it and photographs it. The bird had a dark gray crown stripe, an
> orange/apricot face with gray cheek patch, upper breast was lighter apricot
> with very fine streaking and ended abruptly, white belly, some gray on
> back/wings. Stunning in the sunlight. If you go, please be aware of your
> surroundings as there was a recent report of harassment at the park.
>
> Kim Tomko
> Baltimore, MD
>
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