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Old Monday 22nd October 2007, 03:26   #1
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Sparrows - Chicago Botanic Gardens

Confusing sparrows again... took these at the Chicago Botanic Gardens this morning.

First two pictures show the same individual. Tree Sparrow?

Pictures three and four show bird number two. Juv. White-Crowned?

Fifth picture is bird No.3. Swamp Sparrow? White-throated? Sorry for the obstacles. The little guy wasn't very cooperative.

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Old Monday 22nd October 2007, 03:29   #2
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All three pics show the same bird. Tree Sparrow?

Thanks again.

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Old Monday 22nd October 2007, 03:48   #3
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I'll take a stab at these. I think the first four are all white-crowns- look at the head shape in the second photo.

Agree with swamp for #5- gray face and rufous wing patch.

The bird in the second post is a classic tree sparrow- spot on the chest, red and gray on the face, reddish in the wings, bicolored bill.
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Old Monday 22nd October 2007, 16:41   #4
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I agree with jthoppes, four shots of immature white-throats, a swamp and and three shots of a tree.

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I agree with jthoppes, four shots of immature white-throats...
Errr.. white-throats or -crowneds?
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Errr.. white-throats or -crowneds?

I think he meant White-crowned.

I agree on all the others as well.
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Thanks guys.

(Nice blog, Tim. I occasionally post bird pictures on mine as well: http://tonicblotter.blogspot.com/ )
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Oh my yes! The white-throat is a white crowned and I am pink-faced.

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p.s. After work today I got to see adults of both species and immature white-crowns all in the same bush.
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