Vesper Sparrow

On the way back from walking up Mayberry Highlands road (and George Hannon road, and back down Mayberry Highlands road) we saw a little bird with white on the sides of its tail. When it landed facing towards us we saw very fine streaking on the top part of the breast. We thought “vesper sparrow”, because that’s all we could think of (other than junco, which this wasn’t) that general size and shape with white outer tail feathers. The picture in the book matched what we saw. Though we used to think we saw them the first year we were birding, we found out that they’re pretty scarce, and I can’t remember ever having had a good look at one. So maybe that was a life bird.

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