Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum

ML31870231


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Marshall Iliff
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eBird Checklist S15911525
Millennium Park
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.2816, -71.1855 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

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Observation details

**rare and late; I initially must've driven right past this and only noticed it when I looped back around to photograph the Savannahs. It was feeding right on the edge of the road where some open grass poked through the snow. Many photos and identification obvious. Full white eye ring, buffy breast with only the faintest hint of blurry streaking, fairly short tail, flat head. Very bright but otherwise typical Grasshopper. Third record for park and my second following one in Oct 2013; first winter record for Suffolk County in eBird. Rick Heil let me know about at least one prior record: 15 Dec 1974 (Denny Abbott) and there may be other older winter records. Below photos with white balance adjustment:

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 40D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
360 mm
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
ISO
1000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,439KB
Dimensions
2981 x 2074

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