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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #525 on: September 18, 2016, 03:03:56 PM »
Late summer day on the Platte River in Nebraska.  Farmers have stopped irrigating so the water level is pretty good on the river.  So peaceful today, didn't see another person, did see GBH, Green Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Turkey Vultures (enjoying the air currents), Bald Eagles.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXlMjv28-W8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXlMjv28-W8</a>

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #526 on: October 17, 2016, 05:59:07 PM »
For some a sparrow is just a sparrow....... Wrong, I have been out taking pictures of the sparrows and boy are they challenging to ID but cute. 


Chipping Sparrow


young chipping sparrow


Song Sparrow


Grasshopper Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Vesper Sparrow

Just a small sampling of sparrows  :eclove
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #527 on: October 17, 2016, 06:52:00 PM »

Thank you Deb!
SUPER post!
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #528 on: October 17, 2016, 06:58:43 PM »
Oh Deb...
TY for those wonderful pics and sharing them.....
Sincerely
Sunny/Prideenjoy
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #529 on: October 17, 2016, 07:15:16 PM »
Thank you  for showing us those varieties, Deb!  Nice to learn new things here.    :eclove
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #530 on: October 17, 2016, 07:30:51 PM »
Love those little sparrows!  Great photos, deb.

(They are hard to photograph, much less ID)

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #531 on: October 17, 2016, 09:33:27 PM »
 :eceek So many different sparrow wow!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #532 on: October 22, 2016, 04:02:36 PM »
They are so varied and so so cute! Thanks Deb!
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #533 on: October 24, 2016, 01:20:39 PM »
They are the same as we have here in Brazil. Beautiful photos. Thanks Deb. :heart
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #534 on: October 31, 2016, 08:10:30 PM »
I found 2 more sparrows to add to my list.


Harris's Sparrow


1st Winter Harris's Sparrow


White Crowned Sparrow
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #535 on: November 01, 2016, 04:14:03 AM »
Lovely! I didnt know there were so many variations of sparrow. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 😀

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #536 on: November 07, 2016, 06:46:42 PM »
Tired of sparrows???  I tell you if you only see them as a bird that is fine BUT to look closer at these flittering little birds you see small differences and they have such good camouflage to be out in the grasses and shrubs. I will never find or see them all but boy it has been challenging to see as many as I can in this area.



American Tree Sparrow


Savannah Sparrow

Challenge for anyone up for a Challenge -  Help decide what sparrow
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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #537 on: November 07, 2016, 07:23:17 PM »
 :puzzled2 :eceek Wow so many kinds! :thumbup:

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #538 on: November 08, 2016, 08:22:22 PM »
Never tired of sparrows!  :ecsmile

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #539 on: November 08, 2016, 09:04:49 PM »
Ok, this bird really doesn't look like our local west coast Song Sparrows, but I'd venture that it is the eastern kind. I always mis-identify them, so I'm not sure.

My guess is based on the rather stout bill that is darker above than below, and on the long tail. The pattern of streaks on the head sort of fits what a Song Sparrow is supposed to be like...

I could convince myself that it's a Lincoln's Sparrow also, but if I look at photos of those, they look more grey on the head and they have a dinky little bill and a normal-length tail for a sparrow.

So right now Song is my best guess. Anyone else?