Checklist S45958096

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Owner Jonathan DeBalko

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  • 2 mi
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 35
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 3
  4. Number observed: 7
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 6

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  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 1
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  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 19
  11. Number observed: 2
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  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 3
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  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 2
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  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 5
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 4
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 5
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 3
  33. Number observed: 10
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  34. Number observed: 1
  35. Number observed: 15
  36. Number observed: 25
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 6
  39. Number observed: 1

    Details: Upon immediately seeing bird was obviously an ammodramus sparrow. My initial impression without binoculars before discerning plumage details was that the bird was a Grasshopper Sparrow because of flat head, compact size, and short tail. When I got binoculars on the bird it clearly was not a GRSP because there was extensive orange in the face and chest. The only other bird it could have been was Nelson’s Sparrow but the bird seemed flatter headed, more compact looking, and shorter billed than I remember Nelson’s being in my limited experience with that species. Additionally the bird would flush from tall, dry grass to the edge of a dirt field where it would run along the ground for 10 or 20 feet then disappear back into the tall grass. I thought that this behavior seemed better for LeConte’s especially given the dry grass habitat but I’m not sure. The bird did fly once or twice across the path and land in dense bushes on the opposite side of the path. I got an excellent albeit brief look at the bird sitting up in a bush. I noted the extensive orange in face and across the chest and on sides. The streaking on the bird appeared very fine and although I forgot to specifically note the color of the crown stripe my recollection is that it contrasted greatly with the rest of the crown unlike the gray stripe on Nelson’s. I think it may have been similar in color to the face and chest and although field guides describe the crown stripe on LeContes as white, many photos show that the stripe often starts as orange and then changes to white. No vocalizations were heard and subsequent attempts to relocate the bird were unsuccessful.

  40. Number observed: 9
  41. Number observed: 1
  42. Number observed: 9
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  43. Number observed: 7
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 2
  46. Number observed: 4
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  47. Number observed: 5
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  48. Number observed: 1
  49. Number observed: 5
  50. Number observed: 5
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  51. Number observed: 1
  52. Number observed: 4
  53. Number observed: 2
  54. Number observed: 4
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