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Old Jan 2, 2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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I'm not going to say what kind of Sparrows these are. But going by the pictures and description in my book "Birds of North America" Eastern Region, everything matches up for a Chipping Sparrow except the bill. It says the bill is black and these birds definately do not have a black bill.

They're sampling the pbI put on the limbs.

Iwas really having trouble getting the eyes to show up. Does anyone have any suggestions on that.

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Old Jan 2, 2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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I can't be any help with the sparrow ID but I liked #2 shot very much.
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Old Jan 2, 2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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Same as #2 but with some cropping
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Old Jan 2, 2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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Guys, the day before yesterday and again yesterday I went to a wildlife refuge on the Marine Base here in Albany, Ga. I had never been there before even though thats where I work but, someone suggested I go there to look for birds. Well there is a cypress swamp with a board walk that zigzags thru the swamp. At the start of the boadwalk there isa large sign with pictures of what you might see. Well my hopes were on high so here I went. It was a beautiful place and the first bird I saw was a RB Woodpecker that didn't want to stay around to have his picture taken. So I kept going and low and behold what did I see up ahead. Perched on the railings of the boardwalk and up in the trees were hundreds of vultures. Black vultures and Turkey vultures. I took a few pictures and then left. Went back the next day and it was the same thing. So it was a big disappointment. But I did do some practice shooting of them with wings spread and flying. But when they are up in the tops of trees and flying about all I got was silhouettes.

Probably no one wants to see them anyway and I didn't want to get ribbed for for posting them so I haven't.
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I really like the detail on #1. It may still be a chipping sparrow that
is changing into winter form. In the illustrations in my book show the
bill as being light in color when in this form. It's just a guess.
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 5:38 AM   #8
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woodmeister wrote:
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I really like the detail on #1. It may still be a chipping sparrow that
is changing into winter form. In the illustrations in my book show the
bill as being light in color when in this form. It's just a guess.
Nice shots, I think it has a light colored bill due to all that peanut butter on it.:blah:
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 4:30 AM   #9
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Sharp and nice colour. I particularly like the soft backgrounds. Thanks also for sharing the photo particulars.
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