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Thursday, October 21, 2010
A Confirmed Sighting!
A SIGHTING!? During my tenure here on the Pine River I have faithfully filled in the tiny boxes next to the names in the back of my Birds of Michigan Field Guide to commemorate the event of the sighting of a new bird. During the early years these celebrations were fairly common but as the years have come and gone new bird sightings are few and far between.
At first my research led me to the Chipping Sparrow but my bird lacked the dark eye stripe. The guide advised the amateur to look closely for a black spot in the center of the chest. Bingo!
A personal first, let me introduce The American Tree Sparrow, who has the cool Latin name Spizella arborea.
"You will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow"