19-B-2018 Clay-colored Sparrow

STATUS
Pending
HOW MANY OBSERVED?
2
DATE SIGHTING OCCURRED
DATE REPORT PREPARED
REPORTER
Ceredig Roberts
LOCALITY OF OBSERVATION
Bonneville Point east of Boise
HABITAT WHERE THE BIRD WAS OBSERVED
Sagebrush
SIGHTING DURATION, CONDITIONS, and EQUIPMENT USED
20min, telephoto lens
DID YOU TAKE NOTES?
Yes, during the observation
DID YOU CONSULT A FIELD GUIDE OR OTHER REFERENCE WORK?
Yes, later the same day
WHICH GUIDE(S) OR REFERENCE(S): DID YOU CONSULT?
Sibley and merlin
DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD(s)
Sparrow. Clear facial markings with gray nape
BEHAVIOR OF THE BIRD(s)
Flitting
HOW AND WHEN DID YOU POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THE BIRD, AND WHAT CLINCHED THE IDENTIFICATION FOR YOU?
Markings and buzzing sound
HOW DID YOU ELIMINATE SIMILAR SPECIES? WHAT WERE THEY?
Brewers sparrow. This bird had clearer facial markings.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS (AND SIMILAR) SPECIES?
Have been birding for 3 years
DESCRIBE YOUR GENERAL BIRDING EXPERIENCE
I go birding every day
WERE PHOTO(S), VIDEO, AND/OR AUDIO OBTAINED FROM THIS SIGHTING?
Photo
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