Vesper Sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus

ML69318521



eBird Checklist S39264047
Colma Creek mouth
San Mateo, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.6428, -122.397 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

Observation details

DESCRIPTION: Bold white eye-ring, dark ear patch bordered in white on lower and rear edges, streaked chest / flanks. This bird lacked the median crown stripe and strong eye-line of Savannah Sparrow. It also lacked a gray nape - ruling out Clay-colored Sparrow. LOCATION: I parked in the small shoreline access parking lot between the CostCo in South San Francisco and the Water Quality Control Plant (South San Francisco / San Bruno) at 195 Belle Aire Road. From there I walked N.E. on the San Francisco Bay Trail across the expansive Colma Creek Mouth bridge, took a right on the trail at the end of the bridge, then about 100 yards ahead on the right there are two benches that face each other with a garbage receptacle in between them. The Vesper Sparrow was in the fennel that lines the creek just beyond the benches.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
f-stop
f/6.9
Focal length
135 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
519KB
Dimensions
1785 x 1339

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