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Old Sep 28, 2009, 9:09 AM   #1
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Was lucky to get a couple of closeups of these 2 little guys the other day...cheers...Don
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 4:10 PM   #2
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Both superb! Now to ruin your day, what kind of Sparrow is that?

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Old Sep 28, 2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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great shots, especially the song sparrow... clarity in that one is superb!
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great shots, especially the song sparrow... clarity in that one is superb!
Heh, he, that's why I asked - It's not a Song Sparrow - Other than knowing what it's not, I'd like to know what it is...

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Thanks guys. But I do believe it is a Song Sparrow as Rocky stated. It's the closest I can come to an I.D. from my National Geo guide, and our local BC Coastal guide. If it is some other type, I don't know what it would be..cheers...Don
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Thanks guys. But I do believe it is a Song Sparrow as Rocky stated. It's the closest I can come to an I.D. from my National Geo guide, and our local BC Coastal guide. If it is some other type, I don't know what it would be..cheers...Don
Song Sparrows, of whatever variety, all have a darker spot a bit off center.

I make no claims to being the man to come to for an i.d. - But they're common birds in the Marsh I shoot in. I have pictures of dark varieties and light varieties, but they all have that in common. Here's an example.



Tree Sparows have that Black spot, but with no other coloring. They too are common where I live.

If you give me permission, I'll post this guy on the Bird Forum, and THOSE guys will identify it in fifteen minutes - They are Good!

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Then, after THEY tell me it's a Song Sparrow, you'll have to supply me with a Crow, and a gallon of ketchup.


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Song Sparrows, of whatever variety, all have a darker spot a bit off center.

I make no claims to being the man to come to for an i.d. - But they're common birds in the Marsh I shoot in. I have pictures of dark varieties and light varieties, but they all have that in common. Here's an example.



Tree Sparows have that Black spot, but with no other coloring. They too are common where I live.

If you give me permission, I'll post this guy on the Bird Forum, and THOSE guys will identify it in fifteen minutes - They are Good!

Bird Identification Q&A - BirdForum

Then, after THEY tell me it's a Song Sparrow, you'll have to supply me with a Crow, and a gallon of ketchup.


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Sure Dave. Post it over there. I always thought these were song sparrows. They're all over the place here...cheers...Don
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Chato, the one you posted looks a bit more like a Savannah Sparrow than a Song Sparrow... the latter are common as dirt at the park where i shoot a lot, and i have numerous photos of them as well. i'll be interested to see what the guys over on the Bird ID forum have to say. here are some song sparrows from my archives...






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Chato, the one you posted looks a bit more like a Savannah Sparrow than a Song Sparrow... the latter are common as dirt at the park where i shoot a lot, and i have numerous photos of them as well. i'll be interested to see what the guys over on the Bird ID forum have to say. here are some song sparrows from my archives...
Ok, I just started a thread on Bird Forum, within a few hours we shall get a definitie I.D. Please have the Crow and Ketchup handy...

Equal parts of Crow and Ketchup are very delicious, and I should know.

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do you prefer Heinz or Hunt's?
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