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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 25, 2013
5:45 PM

Post #9397660

Also from Anahuac...

Patti

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2013
2:39 AM

Post #9397869

1-2 Song Sparrow
3 Vesper

Resin

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 26, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9397907

I really studied those sparrows to try to ID these. I don't know if I'll ever get it. Thanks so much, Resin.

Patti

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 27, 2013
5:05 AM

Post #9398844

Resin,

I reopened this one after studying the books again. Can you explain how you tell the third bird (ID as Vesper) from a Lark Sparrow. It looks like Lark to me, but I don't know what to look for.

Thanks,
Patti

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2013
3:00 AM

Post #9399757

LS has a grey, not pink bill, unstreaked flanks, and doesn't have that paler area in the middle of the ear coverts

Resin

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 28, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9399844

Thanks yet again, Resin! I do see all of those points now. While the beak color and bit of light color in the middle of the ear coverts is subtle to my eye, those streaks are plain as day now that I know to look there. This was a very good learning tool for me.

I appreciate your patience.

Patti

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