Monday, October 05, 2009

Sparrow Identification Help Needed

While visiting the local wetland, which I discovered had gone dry, I realized that if I were to obtain any wildlife photographs on this foray that I needed to begin searching for species other than waterfowl.

Locating a fruiting tree with a considerable number of birds about I settled in under the shade of a nearby tree. Soon this little sparrow landed in the nearby branches posing for its photo op.

Sparrow identification is not one of my strong suits and I would much appreciate the help of anyone who feels they can provide positive identification.


8 comments:

Steve B said...

Swamp Sparrow.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Without resorting to my brains, I would say it is a female white-throated sparrow. You can google the name and see for yourself. The male head is similar but the female looks like this.

Kelly said...

My first guess would be Swamp Sparrow too. You have such a beautiful capture of one here. I love the black markings around the eyes and face...they give such a lovely expression.

Kerri said...

What a gorgeous image here! I'm awful at bird ID except to say that I am sure he is Beautiful!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I have a hard time with sparrows and warblers. So I'm not going to be of any help, except to say that this is a lovely photo of the little bird. :)

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
I cannot really help you with this one, but I would say that you have a nice shot.

Tom said...

I'm not up on your Sparrows Salty... but did a quick search and came up with this site you might find useful in the future.

Sparrows

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Looks like a professor sparrow...