Bird #133 — Vesper Sparrow

pooecetes (from poa, grass, and oiketes, dweller) gramineus (grass)

Tuesday, April 29, 1980 — 12:30 pm

Northbrook, Illinois — golf course

I was on another half-hour walk to the golf course over lunch.  I crossed the fairways and began walking through a weedy field that stretched beyond.  I saw the Vesper Sparrow on a weed-covered dirt hill.  It sat in a bush and preened for a short time then flew to a plowed field and foraged for a little while before taking off out of sight.

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