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

Richard | @richlitt <> |
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