I tried to reply to your post regarding that sparrow but the Tweeter's
system blocked my reply, saying that my reply was "to an implicit
destination" whatever that means.
My reply was hat I wondered whether you had seen a Chipping Sparrow
based on your description.
You wrote: "Timed the tide wrong But found the most unusual sparrow.
Quick glimpse of a bright rufous almost red crown, white on face with
dark brown.. have photo from Sandy to try to if but no reading glasses
Might be worth a chase… in reeds low mostly in main channel