New Bird Photographed – Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Well, that was unexpected!

With warblers in nearly every tree at Peach Hill Park, I was completely caught off guard when this sparrow popped out from a nearby bush.  At first glance, I thought it was a chipping sparrow because of his rufous crown.  It wasn’t until I looked through my camera when I realized I was wrong.

At first, I didn’t know what type of sparrow it was, other than one I hadn’t seen before.  Sparrows aren’t really my strength, so I went home to review my books.  After several minutes, I was able to ID it as a swamp sparrow.  This is the 133th bird photographed in Dutchess County now!

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One Response to New Bird Photographed – Swamp Sparrow

  1. avian101 says:

    Congratulations Derrick! 🙂

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