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#1 snick

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

I'm thinking Lincoln's or Song Sparrow here:

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And probably Savannah (but maybe Lincoln's?) here:

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#2 Amber H

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:56 AM

I believe Lincoln's for the first and Savannah for the second :)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

I'm liking first guy as Song Sparrow (white malar, white breast, broad brownish streaking,) second as Savannah.
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#4 Shoveler26

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

I am going to say Lincoln's for the first. Based on how grey the head is.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

How about Savannah for both? I think I see a yellow spot in front of the eye on the first bird.

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#6 Shoveler26

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

Oh yeah! I am just now noticing that. I agree with Ivory

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Agreed, both are Savannah (tiny bill, short tail, yellow on the lores)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

1. Savannah- notice the notched tail, and light beak
2. Savannah

#9 Amber H

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

I missed the yellow on the first bird... I stand corrected!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

i missed it too. savannah for both

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

Yep. First one looks obvious as Savannah now that everyone else pointed it out! :blink:
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

How about Savannah for both? I think I see a yellow spot in front of the eye on the first bird.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

Well, now I don't feel so bad about my difficulties with these sparrows. :P Thanks, everyone!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Agreed, both look good for Savannah

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