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#1 zoutedrop

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

I am inclined to say not a 1st year White-crowned, but lost after that.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

I'd like to call them Clay-coloreds, but the supercilia and malars look quite dull. I'm going with Chipping here.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

seconded chipping. here is picture of a chipping in winter
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

My concern about Chipping is that their lores are dark and their beaks very much darker.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:54 AM

I'm torn on the first, my initial impression was White-crowned, but I see your point about Chipping. For the second, agree with Chipping.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:16 AM

I like both Chipping here.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

Nothing about these birds look Chipping-ish, i like Clay-colored!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:19 AM

thanks for the feedback everyone, no consensus yet, can't get past white-crowned

I just realized bird 1 has a band

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

The pale lores means either Clay-colored or Brewer's, and I think the nape's too clean for Brewer's, so Clay-colored.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:08 AM

it doesnt look like a chipping sparrow to me either. theres no dark stripe going from the eye to the bill and the eye ring is too bold for chipping. the markings on the face arent bold or sharp enough for clay either.. im still looking




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