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Clay-colored sparrow singing in Minnesota (photograph by Lorie Shaull by way of Flickr Artistic Commons license)

25 June 2024

In the present day I’m with a gaggle of mates on the lookout for a hen that seems like a bug in Clarion County, PA.

We’re at Piney Tract, State Gamelands 330, the place we anticipate to listen to — and perhaps see — grasshopper, discipline, Henslow’s and music sparrows.

Piney Tract, Clarion County, 1 June 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)
Piney Tract, Clarion County, 1 June 2017 (photograph by Kate St. John)

Many grassland sparrows sound like bugs — therefore the title “grasshopper” sparrow — however the hen we’re on the lookout for is a clay-colored sparrow (Spizella pallida) who seems like this:

This hen is particular as a result of he’s outdoors his regular vary.

Vary map of clay-colored sparrow (picture from Wikimedia Commons)

Right here’s one in North Dakota.

Clay-colored sparrow in North Dakota (photograph from Wikimedia Commons)

Dan Mendenhall noticed the hen final Friday so we stand a very good probability of discovering it. See Dan’s photograph right here.

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