- The Sparrow was singing the Bachman's Sparrow beautiful whistled song. The song was definitely coming from the bird in the photo below and was heard by our party (4) and another birding party (3)
- The Sparrow was perched on a fairly low tree limb in the Bachman's Sparrow typical habitat: southern pine woodlands
- Rufous upperparts
- Gray face
- Dark streaking on the nape and back
- Gray underparts
- Long tail
Sunday, March 31, 2019
BACHMAN'S SPARROW, BABCOCK/WEBB WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, TUCKERS GRADE, PUNTA GORDA,FLORIDA, 3/30/2019
We went to Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area to find the Bachman's Sparrow. One of our party, Eleanor Marr, knew approximately where one had been seen before. We went to that area and low-and-behold she heard one singing, as did the rest of us. After about 15-20 minutes the Sparrow was finally sighted by Sharon Leavy. The Sparrow was backlighted, so the photos I took didn't show any detail or color. Using Lightroom CC, I was only able to edit one photo so that some detail and color showed.
We can ID this Sparrow as Bachman's Sparrow as follows:
Bachman's Sparrow is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 848.