A fanatical birder blogging about Screech owls in owl box, backyard birding and wildlife in the Northeast USA.
I hope Lynne the sparrow expert gets the ID in before me, but I'm going out on a limb (with Sibley's help) to say this is a Field Sparrow with that beautiful white eye ring being the most distinguishing feature along with the striped head and unmarked, pale buffy breast.I hear them all summer long here in Minnesota, but I'm pretty sure I've never actually SEEN one.BTW-those are great photos!
I'm going with Field Sparrow.
Hi Owlman,I am probably the least qualified person to ID sparrows - they drive me crazy but I'll take a shot at this one. I've never seen this bird, but the white eye ring and the pinkish small beak makes me think it a Field Sparrow.I'll be back to see how dead wrong I am :o)May
i think its a field sparrow because of pink beak.
This is what I classify as an "IBB" - (Itty Bitty Bird). First impression is that it is a juvenile (first fall) or recently molted bird. Second thing is the prominent eye ring which to me saying a flycatcher. After looking through all my bird books I can't find any sparrow with this type of eye ring.IBB's are my downfall especially in the fall.
Hi all,My impression was also a Field Sparrow, but it's lotsa fun having everyone chyme in on the ID - especially our resident Sparrow expert (Lynne). Actually it's a bit like a virtual birding trip with everyone taking a peek through the scope.I actually never got a good look at this Sparrow I just snapped a few pics and figured I would ID it later.Thanks for popping in.
Post a Comment