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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