Field Sparrow – 5/26/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/26/14

Observation Time: 5:55 p.m.

Observation Location: field near Gavins Pond dam

Common Name: Field sparrow

Scientific Name: Spizella pusilla

Comments: The song of a field sparrow starts out slowly and then gets faster, like a bouncing ping-pong ball. There are at least 18 species of sparrows in Massachusetts. Learning their respective calls is a good way to find and identify them.

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Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow