Post by fishwithfeet on Feb 4, 2019 19:36:24 GMT -5
Ira, I really appreciate your help. Today I found a phone app from Cornell Lab called Merlin. It has a feature where you can scan a bird photo, and it will tell you the bird. Pretty amazing really. This returned a Bachman's Sparrow.
Although I'd love to have a clear photo of the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow I believe that ID to be correct.
Guess I'll have to go back to Three Lakes to get the photo I wanted. Thanks again
Thank you for the information on the Cornell Lab app called Merlin.
I think it's ID for this bird as a Bachman's Sparrow is correct. On the Bachman's Sparrow you can see a thin, dark eye line passes behind the eye and a pale eyebrow sits above the eye. The Grasshopper Sparrow does not have the dark eye line that passes behind the eye.
Post by fishwithfeet on Jan 4, 2021 15:38:19 GMT -5
I couldn't figure this out, so I contacted FWC, and here is what they said:
Our biologists have identified this as a Backman Sparrow (BACS). The reasoning/evidence to say it is a BACS: -Malar Stripe -Back Pattern/Boldly Outlined Darker Tertials -Even Rusty Eyeline and Grayish Supercilium (Eyeline is often fainter and more tapered in GRSP) For more: