Date: 10/30/20 11:12 am
From: David Gusakov <dgusakov...>
Subject: [VTBIRD] questionable sighting
Saw a flock of 50-75 birds in the fields a bit north of Snake Mtn., Champlain Valley this morning.

They seemed to be pipits with a mix of features from both water (streaks fairly far down the chest, slight
white eye ring, thin jeet note) and Sprague’s (flesh-colored legs, very indistinct white stripe over eye, more of a patterned back).

Have there been Sprague’s sightings in Vermont? Could they be interbreeding?

David Gusakov
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