[Tweeters] Immature Chipping Sparrow at Montlake Fill?

Abby Larson larson8 at uw.edu
Mon Jul 7 12:10:32 PDT 2014


Hi all,

I ran into a sparrow that didn't fit into the usual boxes on the trail at
Montlake Fill this morning, a very long-tailed, skinny, tall,
immature-looking LBJ with a sharply peaked head, streaked breast, strong
eyeline that widened at the back of the head, sharply conical yellowish
bill, maybe an immature chipping sparrow? It had a spizella look about the
back and wings. I don't see them a lot, I'd appreciate some second
opinions. Lousy pics from my cell available here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125980884@N07/

It hopped on the trail, and flushed into nearby low bushes, always coming
back to the trail.

Thanks,
Abby Larson
Seattle
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