Bird #209 — Grasshopper Sparrow

ammodramus (from ammos, sand, and dramein, to run) savannarum (meadows)

Monday, June 8, 1981 — 11:00 am

Illinois Beach State Park, Illinois

I also heard about this bird on the Audubon hot line.  I drove up after I saw the Piping Plover. I located the Grasshopper Sparrow by its song.  It was perched in a small bush at the extreme south end of the prairie about 400 yards from Lake Michigan.  It flew low over the grass, landed on a tall grass stalk and began singing again.

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