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#1 jwaltersdorf

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:15 AM

Dark picture I know - around sunset in upstate New York. May just be a sparrow but I was intrigued as it has a dragon fly in its beak. Any ideas?

#2 Limpkin

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

That's a male House Sparrow.

#3 Sgtmac1

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

It looks like a male House Sparrow to me, Mac.
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#4 jwaltersdorf

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:25 AM

Great...thanks!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:52 PM

Looking at the wing venation, I'd venture Crane Fly for the bug.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

Looking at the wing venation, I'd venture Crane Fly for the bug.


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