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July 30, 2017 – Nelson’s Sparrow

Last week Ingrid and I were fortunate enough to sight and photograph a Salt Marsh Sparrow at Scarborough Marsh in Southern Maine.

Today we saw at least three Nelson’s Sparrows at Weskeag Marsh in Thomaston, Maine which shows that there is symmetry in life . . . even in birding.

At one time, these birds were considered one species . . . the Sharp-Tailed Sparrow, but the powers-that- be decided that they were distinct species (probably the same guys that decide that hemlines will be below the knee this year, and short again next year)

We watched, and photographed the Nelson’s for 20 minutes and were treated by their unique song . . . which is reminiscent of cold water being poured on hot rocks.

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