Saturday, June 30, 2018

Nelson's Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni) - 14Oct2017

A frequent target bird for out of area birders, the Nelson's Sparrow and Saltmarsh Sparrow are highly coveted but easy to find if you know where to look.  This Nelson's Sparrow can be told from the similar Saltmarsh Sparrow by the lighter streaking and comparatively well delineated yellow bib.  Some of these "sharp-tailed" sparrows show characteristics of both and are very hard to ID. But this one is fairly definitive.

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