Date: 9/3/18 3:14 pm
From: Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Mystery Sparrow [1 Attachment]
Certainly what shows in the photo is wholly consistent with Clay-colored,
as is your description.

Jeff Marks

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:05 PM Sneed Collard <collard...>
[MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:

> [Attachment(s) <#m_-7781729688090988047_TopText> from Sneed Collard
> included below]
> Hello All,
> I hope everyone is enjoying the start of fall migration! I know we are.
> My dad and recently went to the Fort Missoula Gravel Quarry, seeing 49
> species during the course of two hours! In a patch of tansy, accompanied by
> Lincoln's, White-crowned and others, we spotted what appeared to be a
> winter-plumaged Clay-colored Sparrow. It had the gray neck and clear face
> pattern, as well as a buffy front. We have not ever seen one in migration,
> though, and are still skeptical. If you could offer your opinions please
> that would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Braden Collard
> P.S. Sorry for the photo quality—this bird just did not want to be
> photographed!

Jeff Marks
Montana Bird Advocacy

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