Date: 11/20/18 1:39 pm From: janna pauser <jannapauser...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow on Guadalupe River trail
I birded the Guadalupe River trail north of Blossom Hill Rd this morning. I came across a quiet HOUSE WREN while looking at LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. I walked down the gravel spur trail and found a SWAMP SPARROW out in the open. At first I thought it was a Lincoln's Sparrow with a very white throat. I came back later with Karen Burnson and got the diagnostic field marks while Karen photographed this skulking bird. It had a rufous crown and wings, gray face, dark eye line, white throat with dark lateral throat lines.
North of the drainage a WHITE THROATED SPARROW was found in a tree. Roadwork is being done in the area so we parked behind Pier 1. Access to the trail is at Blossom Hill Rd and Blossom River Drive. Karen's photos are here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/karensbirds
Janna Pauser San Jose
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