Date: 9/21/19 4:39 pm
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Of tanagers and a sparrow id question (with photos)
All,

Thanks to all who responded. It's unanimous, it's my FOS CLAY-COLORED
SPARROW. Fun bird to find and ponder.

Separately, for a full list of birds seen this morning at UCSC Farm and
Garden, see this ebird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59981250

Good birding,

Pete Sole'
Soquel



On 9/21/19 4:03 PM, Pete Sole wrote:
> 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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