Date: 10/31/21 8:43 pm
From: Steve Hampton <stevechampton...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fir island sparrow - American Tree Sparrow
This appears to be an American Tree Sparrow.

Nice bird!



On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 7:10 PM AMK17 <amk17...> wrote:

> Sorry for all the messages. I haven't been out much since the pandemic
> began...would be interested in an ID and whether this is the same bird in
> all photos.
>
> Akopitov
> Seattle
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> https://flickr.com/photos/105361713@N07/sets/72157720093378224
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> AMK17
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMK17
> Sent: Oct 31, 2021 5:47 PM
> To: Anna ,
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Fir island sparrow
>
> Hi tweets,
>
> So I've been wondering where to go to see sparrows and thought Deception
> pass State parks prairie. But didn't make it past Fir Island. Although I
> missed the tide, I wandered about content with the numerous song sparrows
> and marsh wrens. A group of 4 hawks suddenly appeared overhead - a
> peregrine, rough legged hawk, harrier and a solid gray hawk/falcon type
> with yellow beak. They didn't appear territorial and soon went separate
> ways. Interesting.
>
> as mentioned previously, an interesting sparrow caught my eye - very
> bright rufous crown almost red when I first looked at. I managed a couple
> of bad photos and lean towards tree sparrow. Funny how eyes see one thing
> and photos show otherwise. It does not have a white face but gray with
> stripe through eye, and upper mandible was yellow with a black tip, yellow
> lower, dark red almost black legs, the cap is quite prominent, sides almost
> equally rufous, no striping, white eye rings, and two wing bars. Then
> another sparrow appeared.
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> A birding expert in Santa Cruz once taught me to look at every bird even
> if you think it's just a song sparrow or whatever - (RIP Steve Gerow).
> Today was one of those days.
>
> WIll post photos on flicker when I get a chance as interested in I'd on
> both birds.
>
> Cheers,
> AKopitov
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> AMK17
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anna
> Sent: Oct 31, 2021 1:36 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Tweeters] Fir island sparrow
>
> 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 with me.
>
> Might be worth a chaseā€¦ in reeds low mostly in main channel
>
> Akopitov
> Seattle
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> Sent from my iPhone with all the auto correct quirks.
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Steve Hampton
Port Townsend (Qatay), WA

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