Saturday, 26 April 2014

A couple of Dodge Florida Sparrows.any Ideas

 A little bit of home work and a Palm Warbler.

1 comment:

  1. Mart, Are they sparrow shots of the same bird? Looking at them it might be two different birds. My gut reaction was a Spizella Sparrow (for both).

    Taking the top bird, we have pale lores and pale supercillium, broadening behind the eye, I suggest make this a Cley-clored Sparrow The breast / undersides looked bleached out by bright sunlight/overexposure on the photo, but appear unstreaked.
    The third Sparrow (in the chain link fence) I think is the same species but the faint streaking on the flanks suggest it's a first winter bird.