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Friday, October 12, 2007

Lincoln's Sparrow

Speaking of sparrows, in with the huge number of White-throated Sparrows we're seeing at the feeders now, was this Lincoln's Sparrow, more rarely seen in our area of southern NH. It's always a thrill to spot one after carefully looking through all the white-throats.
This delicate sparrow has a fine-pointed conical bill, rounded head with 2 brown streaks, an eye ring, a creamy white breast with a faint wash of warm buff across the breast and sides, and fine breast streaks. Lovely! Look for them at your feeders.

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