[Tweeters] North Jetty Spizzella looks quite fine for a Chipping Sparrow to me!

Ryan Justice blackburnian151 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 17:35:43 PDT 2021

Looks like a Chipping to me.


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> On Oct 15, 2021, at 8:28 PM, Mike Patterson <celata at pacifier.com> wrote:


> As you say, fall Spizellas are difficult and, given that Chipping

> Sparrow is a resident and Clay-colored is vagrant, it is understandable

> that one my to default to the more expected species, except that

> Clay-colored Sparrow is actually less rare than Chipping along the

> Pacific Coast this time of year...


> In this case the buffy breast, the strong mustachial mark and

> the well defined crown stripe and contrast between the very gray

> nape and the generally buffy tones over say this is a slam dunk

> Clay-colored Sparrow.



> --

> Mike Patterson

> Astoria, OR

> I don't know...

> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3924

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