Date: 6/21/19 6:49 pm From: Emily Birchman <stollea...> Subject: [Tweeters] possible clay-colored sparrow in Kenmore?
My mom was watching my son today at our house in Kenmore while I was at work. When they were outside they heard a strange buzzy noise and realized it was a bird across the street, so they went to look at it. My mom said it was doing a series of buzzy notes, in series of 3- 5 bursts, very loud, and the notes sort of rose at the end. She got a good look at it and says that when she googled "bird song that sounds like buzzing" and saw the clay colored sparrow, it looked a lot like what she saw, and when she listened to recordings of it she is confident that is what she heard.
However, she's a birder too and recognizes it would be extremely rare to see one (based on range maps) around here. What do you all think? I'm sure we haven't ruled out other species it could be - what other ones do you suggest we look at?