Sunday, February 28, 2010

Song Sparrow

Sparrows are always difficult to identify in the west as there are 30 different variations in the Song Sparrow alone. There were a few of these guys working very hard at finding food along the stream bed. Learn about Song Sparrows here:
In our three hours at Sweetwater Wetlands we identified approximately 33 different species including: Spotted Sandpiper, Tree Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Gadwall, Double Crested Cormorant, Sora, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Bufflehead, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Widgeon, Green Winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Mallard, American Coot, Common Moorhen, Gambel's Quail, Great Egret, Harris's Hawk, Canyon Towhee, Song Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow, Verdin, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Curved Billed Thrasher, Mockingbird, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Great-tailed Grackle. Tri-colored Blackbird, Pyrrhuloxia, and Black Phoebe.

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