Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quiz bird


Quick... name that sparrow!

9 comments:

Rick Wright said...

Wow -- is that recent?

KGMom said...

Savannah sparrow?

LauraHinNJ said...

Rick: Today, yes, but obviously not in NJ.

KGMom: Good guess, but no. Look at the tail feathers for a hint.

LauraHinNJ said...

A hint to the family of sparrows, I mean...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Sammy! Sammy Sparrow!

(I don't know. Looks like a Pine Siskin except for that head stripe.)

LauraHinNJ said...

Sammy Sparrow is a great name, I agree!

: )

Dr. Know said...

This is why I can't name but a few sparrows and simply refer to them all as crossbreeding little brown birds.

It resembles a Savannah Sparrow, yet due to the coloration and white head line it also resembles a Grasshopper Sparrow.

But I'm assuming by your comment that you've identified it as a Sharp-Tailed Sparrow. It also seems like a juvenile which makes ID even more problematic.

And that's all I have to offer.

Meta Larsson said...

LBJ (Little Brown Jobs)
That, incidentally, is the one new ID I can retain from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
I do want to learn how to train a sparrow to sit on my hand. I need to get a close look like that to id those little guys.

LauraHinNJ said...

And we have a winner... Dr. Know! It is a Grasshopper Sparrow.

I had no clue, even after consulting the field guide.

Meta: Thanks for the chuckle...

I, too, would love to train 'em to sit on my hand. Would be nice, also, if they identified themselves!

; )