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.