Date: 10/30/20 11:48 am
From: ernest palola <ernestpalola1...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] questionable sighting
Sprague’s not on my Vt. 2019 checklist.

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From: David Gusakov<mailto:<dgusakov...>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 2:12 PM
To: <VTBIRD...><mailto:<VTBIRD...>
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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