Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Central Park, May 13th

Things were pretty slow in Strawberry Fields, so I went over to Falconer's Hill and found Janet talking about a sharp-tailed sparrow. Five or ten minutes later it appeared from cover and the somewhat surreal sighting of a Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow in the grass at Falconer's. OK, it was in some grass, but why it didn't hang out at the much wetter Lower Lobe nearby is anyone's guess - perhaps the deeper cover at Falconer's suited it. This is the second one I've seen in Central Park, the previous one being 4/30/2001, with a Nelson's the following year (Sept 2002). Now all we need is a Le Conte's.....

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