Song Sparrow – 4/23/24

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/23/24

Observation Time: 9:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Song Sparrow

Scientific Name: Melospiza melodia

Comments: Song sparrows have a distinctive dark spot on their breast. This individual seems to have injured one of its left toes.

There are at least 18 species of sparrows in Massachusetts. Learning their respective calls is a good way to find and identify them. Or simply use a free cell phone app called Merlin.

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