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#1 Dilee3

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

seen today in Vermont. Sorry for quality, my camera wanted to focus on the background.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

Fox Sparrow, actually.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

Thank you very much! I seem to have trouble with a lot of the sparrows.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:11 PM

What are you seeing that says Fox Sparrow? It would be a very early migrant, if so, and I don't see anything there to rule out Song Sparrow.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:17 PM

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Here's another picture, but I don't know if it will help much.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:43 PM

The fuzziness of the pic and the glare from the window behind me made it look like a Fox Sparrow.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:43 AM

Song Sparrow for me. Seems to have too much of a broad, white malar stripe for a Fox and it looks fairly long-tailed. The photo does look dark, but I don't see any reddish color to point to a Fox.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

I would agree with juvie Song over Fox Sparrow, but what's up with the blue patches in the first photo?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:20 AM

song sparrow

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

Probably the lighting?




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