Monday, October 20, 2014

The really GOOD sparrow Prospect

With the masses of sparrows coming into the park today,it was very likely there would be a good one lurking among the sparrows.It would be a matter of time and luck,for someone to find one. And there was early this evening just before dusk.

Cindy Cage was the observer who snapped photos of a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW ,remarkably only 100 feet from last week's Nelsons Sparrow,along the Peninsula dirt track near the Well house. This area should be landmarked not only as a rail hotspot but now an Ammodramus sparrow utopia!

I got to the area a tad late despite an achy back from working today but seeing the critical photos on Cindy' s camera plus a few friends with her helped clinched the identity. Showing an eye ring ,Buffy front,yellowish eye lore and yellowish edging in the wing wrist marks this species. I am waiting for photos to post here.

Hoping the good sparrow sticks around, look for the first phragmite marsh ( named Virginia Rail marsh?) Along the dirt track trail on the right side of the Peninsula,just a few feet from the sidewalk. The bird was hanging out along the phragmite edge and the tree stump with mulch around it. Best of luck and please text me if u see it. 347 622 3559 with your name in the note. Thx