Common Winter Sparrows

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In the fleeting moments you have to see and/or capture a sparrow, it is not always easy to ID it so quickly, many are very similar in looks.  Throw in the juveniles, and it can really make my head spin!

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Savannah Sparrow
(seen throughout North America)

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There are at least 35 types of sparrow species in North America. 

It is said about 15 species of sparrows can be found in most areas of North America, some more abundant and widespread than others.

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Song Sparrow
(seen throughout North America)

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I mentioned at the end of my last post, I recently took a private winter walking tour at Eastern Neck NWR and picked up another lifer, which happen to be a new sparrow.

I saw it way down the trail ahead of us, so my shot is heavily cropped.  I’ve seen this sparrow many times; finally now captured for my count! Woot!! 🤗

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Fox Sparrow – My Lifer #254
(seen over three-quarter’s of North America)

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All nine of these common sparrows in this post were captured in the past month in my local area.

I have photographed 16 species of sparrows to date.  Almost halfway!  hehe

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House Sparrow
(seen throughout North America)

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Swamp Sparrow
(seen two-thirds of North America)

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White-throated Sparrow
(seen throughout North America)

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Chipping Sparrow
(seen throughout North America)

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Field Sparrow
(seen primarily in two-third’s of U.S.)

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Juncos easy to ID if seen.  Did you know it was a sparrow species also?

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Dark-eyed Junco
(seen throughout North America)

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Fun to share and compare sparrows!  Some with slight differences, some that are obvious.  And all are adorable!

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