[Tweeters] Montlake Sparrow ID help

Mitch biglou22 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 13:57:36 PDT 2017

I tried for the Clay-colored Sparrow this morning (10/5) around 0730-0830
and found this guy and a Lincoln's as the only 2 that seemed a bit out of
place. I at first thought I had found the Clay but after looking at my apps
started leaning to a young Chipping based on a lack of cheek 'design'. I
saw no reports of either a Chipping or Lincoln's Sparrow on any of the
recent reports and no photos of the Clay from the UW Fields. I read that a
good mark is the presence of or lack of dark lores (which the Chipping does
have) and this guy doesnt have those and it also has a brown rump versus a
grey Chipping rump area but I cant say for sure as it would be my first
Clay-colored. I will try and paste the link to a Flickr album and I welcome
thoughts and inputs either on the Flickr comments, or offline or whichever
works best. Thanks and good birding!!


Mitchell Von Rotz

biglou22 at gmail

More information about the Tweeters mailing list