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"Vesper Sparrow"
Vesper Sparrow:
"A rather chunky sparrow of the open fields, known at all seasons by its streaked appearance and its white outer tail feathers. In summer, its clear musical song may be heard at any time of day; but the naturalist John Burroughs, feeling that it sang most impressively in the evening, gave it the name of Vesper Sparrow. Not as shy as many grassland sparrows, it can be observed rather easily. It is often found dust-bathing in bare soil of fields or dirt roads."
[Audubon's "Guide to North American Birds", 2018]

Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Sparrow is based on the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'flutterer'."


 
March ... Powell Butte, Portland, Oregon ...

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Vesper Sparrow, Powell Butte, Portland, Oregon. Overcast chilly spring day. Image taken March 15, 2018. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Vesper Sparrow, Powell Butte, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast chilly spring day. Image taken March 15, 2018. Nikon S9700.


April ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Vesper Sparrow, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken April 9, 2018. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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Vesper Sparrow, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken April 9, 2018. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.



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