Date: 9/21/19 4:03 pm
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Of tanagers and a sparrow id question (with photos)
Apologies, the sparrow photos are:

http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921a.jpg
http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921b.jpg
http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921c.jpg

Pwrw


On 9/21/19 4:00 PM, Pete Sole wrote:
> Hi birders,
>
> This morning at our home in Soquel we had at least 4 and possibly as
> many as 6 WESTERN TANAGERS eating the native California Grapes in our
> garden. (Nancy tells me that the scientific name of the grape is Vitis
> californica, with the common name 'Rodger's Red' for the plant.)  A
> few photos:
>
> AMERICAN ROBIN and WESTERN TANAGER face-off:
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/robin_with_2_tanagers_190921a.jpg
>
> (there are 2 tanagers in the frame.)
>
> WESTERN TANAGER chowing down on grapes:
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/orioles_tanagers/tanager_western_190921a.jpg
>
>
> After photographing the tanagers for a while, I finally left to go to
> the UCSC Farm and Garden. At UCSC another 3 or more WESTERN TANAGERS
> appeared, also chowing down on fruit:
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/orioles_tanagers/tanager_western_190921b.jpg
>
>
> But what sent to UCSC Farm and Garden to begin with, was a SPARROW
> that I saw last weekend. Las week, I thought it was a non-breeding
> chipping sparrow, but now, I think it may be a clay colored. A few
> less than ideal photos of this bird:
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921a.jpg
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921a.jpg
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/odd/sparrow_190921a.jpg
>
> I'm not 100% convinced, I'm leaning towards CLAY-COLORED, but a
> CHIPPING would be more likely.
>
> Your  id thoughts on the sparrow?
>
> Pete Sole
> Pondering Sparrows in Soquel, CA
>
>

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