Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana

ML323618941



eBird Checklist S84984382
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Orange, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.5494, -117.7098 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Last seen on March 8th, but still at south end. Sporting a rich chestnut cap at this point in time. Bright rufous-colored wings and tail stand out on grayish body and unmarked chest, Slight buffy flanks. Gray face with wide gray supercilium, dark blackish postocular stripe. Bill two-toned, upper mandible dark and lower mandible yellowish. Slight median stripe on chestnut cap. Loosely hanging with a Lincoln's Sparrow at previously reported location near fenceline of water treatment plant. Slightly larger than the LISP and smaller than a SOSP. Had all 3 Melospiza sp. together at one point. Birdseed is the ticket to seeing this sparrow in the open, so I suggest bringing a bit and scattering it around the pepper tree/bush near the wtp stairs. Photos.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
2,093KB
Dimensions
4871 x 3247

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