Song Sparrow Confusion

by Judy
(Seattle, WA)

Song Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Mystery Sparrow view1
Mystery Sparrow view 2

This winter I was trying to capture on camera and identify all the birds that visited my backyard. I'm fairly certain one of these birds was a Song Sparrow. But then I photographed another sparrow sized bird that I'm not sure what it is. It has a distinct breast patch like a Song Sparrow yet looks a bit different. It's smaller than a female Red-wing Blackbird. I am stumped and hoping someone can help me.

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May 02, 2013
mystery sparrow NEW
by: Anonymous

Looks like a white throated sparrow to me.

my first try didn't post...

May 02, 2013
mystery sparrow NEW
by: Anonymous

white throated sparrow

Mar 18, 2013
uhmmm seriously Judy?
by: GaryE

Judy if you can not identify it . . . what makes you think any of us have a shot? LOL

But seriously I have no idea but I am pretty sure if you can not definitively id it that I have little chance of doing so. I would have just called it a song sparrow and I would have been done. Sorry I can not help but let us know if you come up with a different identification!

Good Luck!

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