Date: 1/2/20 11:59 am From: Frank Vanslager via Groups.Io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Possible Swamp Sparrow Again at Alviso Marina on 1/2/20
I started out to add some shorebirds to my year list, but I hadn't anticipated the continuing fog. At Elizabeth and Gold I couldn't see much of anything from the road, but I returned much later and saw a wisp of Snipe on the island that I hadn't seen earlier. I only added 11 species to my year list.
At about 10 I started to walk out on the Alviso board walk, when walking along right in front of me was a sparrow with a strong, white throat and dark mustaches. As it moved away from me, I could clearly see the rufous sides, which had almost no streaking. The Swamp Sparrow then silently flew down into the marsh, and disappeared.
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