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No they are Chipping Sparrows (still here outside my office window) some are 
adults with rusty caps others are first winter brown capped, all have lost 
their juvenile brown streaked breast.  None had central dot.  It is late but 
I have had them latter than this even, just not so many at one time!  Yes it 
is time for the American Tree Sparrows arrival, other have reported seeing, 
not here in my yard yet, I will keep looking.  Nancy Brown
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Raup" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Chipping Sparrows in Danby,VT


9 Chipping Sparrows in late October?

Are you sure they are not American Tree Sparrows? (Rusty Caps, Central dot, 
Chipping Sparrows do not have those markings this time of year).  Would make 
more sense given the time of the year.
Will RaupAlbany, NY


> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:47:52 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> 
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Chipping Sparrows in Danby,VT> To: [log in to unmask]> 
>  > > Location: 1187 US Route 7 Danby, VT> > Observation date: 10/29/08> > 
> Notes: My one Chipping Sparrow of yesterday has been joined by a whole > > 
> flock!> > Number of species: 14> >> > Mourning Dove 14> > Downy Woodpecker 
> 2> > Blue Jay 2> > American Crow 2> > Black-capped Chickadee 5> > Tufted 
> Titmouse 2> > White-breasted Nuthatch 1> > Chipping Sparrow 9> > Field 
> Sparrow 1> > Dark-eyed Junco 14> > Northern Cardinal 2> > Purple Finch 3> 
>  > House Finch 1> > American Goldfinch 2> >> > This report was generated 
> automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org/vt)> >
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