Date: 5/12/20 6:25 am From: Richard Littauer <richard.littauer...> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Sparrows
Lots of White-throated Sparrows this morning at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier.
While walking around, I saw one flit into a bush - but I wasn't able to get an ID on it more than just knowing that it had head stripes. That means it could be either a White-throated or a White-crowned. Curious, I checked eBird: there's an option for White-crowned/White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys/albicollis). Looking just now on the website using the Species Map feature, it seems that no one has used it before in Vermont. So, that's pretty cool - I'm the first person to see this very rare species. Ok, I jest. I'm just the first person to identify using the app that they frankly don't know what they saw. But I also learned from this that they're in the same genus. Always fun to learn.
On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 8:34 AM Barbara Martin < <000004a3ed1ddcdc-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> Also had white throated sparrows. Love to see them digging (kicking > really) through the mulch! Also had several white crowned sparrows. They > are beautiful right now!! > > Barbara Martin > South Burlington > > > On May 12, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Sue <2birdvt...> wrote: > > > > This morning my backyard was inundated with white-throated sparrows, at > least 23! > > Other sparrow species as well but no where near the white-throated gang. > > Sue Wetmore > > Brandon > > > > Sent from my iPod >