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Pictorial Highlights, Late Fall 2011

Fall Sparrows 2011

To complement this fall's warbler and flycatcher pages, here is a page devoted to sparrows.  Like with the warblers, we have provided photos without identifications so that people can use it as a quiz if they want.  The species identifications can be found at the bottom of the page.  Overall numbers of most sparrows seemed to be down this year, and this was especially the case for White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos.

One of our most common sparrows.
During migration, these sparrows seem to stick around a long time, with many individuals being recaptured on numerous occasions.
This is a hatching-year bird.
What does the bill tell you?
This should be an easy one!

Another easy one.

Yellow in the lores and heavy streaking in the breast.
Hmmmm, not a common one at Powdermill.
A rarity!
Last one.
Answers to the quiz birds: Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Field Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, House Sparrow.  

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