Date: 12/31/20 12:06 pm
From: William Hohenstein <wghohenstein...>
Subject: [va-bird] Banded Ipswich Sparrows
My son and I came across several Savannah Ipswich Sparrows in the flats
behind the South Beach Parking lots at Chincoteague NWR. Two of them were
banded and one of those was an old friend. A sparrow we first found in the
winter of 2018-2019 in the exact same spot. This amazing little sparrow
has flown from Sable Island off the coast of Newfoundland at least three
times and has made the return trip at least twice. Sable Island is 26
miles long and sits 190 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
Photos of the sparrows can be found here. I'll send a report to the
banders later today.


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