Date: 10/6/19 9:58 pm
From: Pete Sole <pete...>
Subject: Re: [MBBIRDS] Brewers, Clay-colored, Chipping Photos
Hi birders,

The more I look at my photos, the more I suspect that my "Clay-colored
Sparrow" images, are actually the Brewer's Sparrow.

Your thoughts?

Pete

On 10/6/19 9:43 PM, Pete Sole wrote:
> Hi birders,
>
> This morning I briefly got poor views of the Spizella Sparrows at the
> Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz. I went back around 4:30pm and
> was lucky enough to see and take photo studies of BREWER'S SPARROW ,
> CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and CHIPPING SPARROWS.
>
> CHIPPING SPARROWS:
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sparrow_chipping_191006a.jpg
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/sparrows_allies/sparrow_chipping_191006a.jpg
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/sparrows_allies/sparrow_chipping_191006b.jpg
>
>
>
> CLAY-COLORED SPARROW:
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sparrow_clay_colored_191006a.jpg
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/documentary/sparrow_clay_colored_191006b.jpg
>
>
>
> BREWER'S SPARROW
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/sparrows_allies/sparrow_brewers_191006a.jpg
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/sparrows_allies/sparrow_brewers_191006b.jpg
>
> http://www.lighthousenet.com/photos/birds/web_ready/sparrows_allies/sparrow_brewers_191006c.jpg
>
>
>
> I was particularly happy with the BREWER'S SPARROW since this was a
> county bird. Sorting these guys out in the field was not easy for me.
> Even at home studying still images, I went back and forth on the above
> id's. Subtle lighting differences make for some interesting
> comparisons. That being said, the BREWER's was noticeably overall
> paler than the other two species, or so it seemed in the field.
>
> Also at the Homeless Garden, an unexpected find were 2 WESTERN
> BLUEBIRDS. But, as the sun began to set behind a cloud bank, a
> COOPER'S HAWK came in an quickly put an end to the show.
>
> For a full list of what I saw this evening at the homeless garden
> project, see this ebird list:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60412804
>
> Fun birding,
>
> Pete
>
>

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