Hi Maeve,

The yellow lores, pinkish bill, pink legs, side streaking, and faint eye-ring point to a Savannah Sparrow for me. The behavior of sitting up on a high post like that in what looks like an open area also helps.



From: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:04:11 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] help needed with sparrow ID

Yesterday at Brilyea Access, we saw a sparrow with some characteristics of a Field Sparrow (short, conical, pink bill - which looked much pinker in real life than in the photo in the ebird list - and pink legs) but had either a very faint eye ring or none, and had some streaking on the sides. Any help would be appreciated! <>

Maeve Kim
Jericho Center