Checklist S56043194

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Owner Kenny Frisch

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  • 3 mi
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: In Red Butte Creek

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

    Details: Dry pond

  9. Number observed: 1
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  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 2
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 8
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 4
  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 5
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 9
  23. Number observed: 1
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  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: Probable Baird's Sparrow found midday near dry pond. Exact location: (40.7612257, -111.8296875). You can reach this location by parking in parking lot south of Red Butte Creek and crossing the footbridge to the southeast of pin.

    Sparrow spent its entire time walking around in shin high grass and weed field giving this contact call while walking around. Never perched up for a view. Did not respond at all to pishing but did respond to Baird's Sparrow song and call often approaching closely, but again never showing itself.

    Only flushed twice, each time when I came within 2 feet of it. It would fly less than 5 feet away and drop right into thick cover not to be seen again. Showed pale brown upperparts and short square tail without noticeably contrasting white on the corners. It didn't call when flushed, unlike typical Savannah behavior.

    Call note matches the contact call note for Baird's Sparrow. Looking at the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America, the only other sparrow with a call note that looks like that on a spectrogram is Savannah. However the behavior and paler brown color seems a better fit for Baird's.

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  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 2
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