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SW Florida - Sparrow (1 Viewer)

Fandango739

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Seen today at Harns Marsh in the grass on the bank. This little bird caught my eye when it tried to run and hide (rather than short distance flight).
Normally I would have thought it was a Savannah Sparrow, but the eye ring and buffy yellow has me hoping for a Grasshopper Sparrow.
If it is a GS, would it be safe to presume it was a migratory bird, rather than the rare Florida GS?

What do you think?

Thanks!
 

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Microtus

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I'm thinking Grasshopper Sparrow too, though I could be wrong. I don't know about which population it belongs to.
 

birdmeister

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I'm quite sure it's a Grasshopper Sparrow. I don't remember how the endangered Florida residents look different, but this looks very much like the regular N. American breeders to me.
 

KC Foggin

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I've only seen one of these guys twice but it sure looks like a Grasshopper Sparrow.
 

raymie

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This is without a doubt a Grasshopper Sparrow, but I don't know how to tell the difference between the populations.
 

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