So, we announce 8 winners, even though 1 contestant named it correctly; i.e., what the video-taper thought it was. That contestant was (1) JACKIE AUGUSTINE with the ID of VESPER SPARROW
Here's the remainder of the WINNERS, who may be correct in their ID:
Chesnut-collared Longspur? White outer tail has me thinking Vesper Sparrow or one of the Longspurs. The dark smudges on the breast would be good for a Chestnut, maybe molting to breeding? The face markings made me think Smith's Longspur but the breast would not show any dark smudging. I'm wondering what fledged Vesper Sparrows look like? I confess, I'm stumped but will stick wtih Chestnut-collared Longspur.
Message: Tough one...Lapland Longspur?
Could it be a Dark Eyed Junco??That\'s my guess.
immature dark-eyed junco I will stick with junco because the vesper has streaking down the sides and this doesn't and because I cannot see a white eye ring. Also, the breast is too dark as though the junco juv was molting into the adult plumage, wherein the breast is dark, not streaked.
Is it a Chestnut-collared Longspur?
I think it's a dark-eyed junco
Looks like a McCown's Longspur.
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