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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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