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Sparrow-palooza Update

Sparrow-palooza at Crestwood Lake

Went to Crestwood Lake in hopes of seeing Pipits, Wilson's Snipe and Vesper Sparrow.

Thanks to Judy Cinquina, I saw the Vesper Sparrow and the Snipe -- and a Clay-colored Sparrow.

The Vesper and Clay-colored were life birds for me.  Distant views, but Judy had a great spotting scope.

Attached here are photos of Clay-colored, one cropped and another uncropped, using a 400mm lens. The latter gives you an idea how tough these little guys are to see.

Plus a distant snipe shot. (Thanks, Judy!)