Bird #226 — Clay-colored Sparrow

spizella (finch) pallida (pale)

Friday, May 28, 1982 — 6:30 pm

McNaughton, Wisconsin — Spider Lake Road

I was driving up the road toward McNaughton for some long-forgotten reason when I saw a hawk flying over a field.  I pulled over to the side of the road to take a look.  When I got out of the car, I spotted a sparrow fly out of some bushes along the road and land on a fence by a grove of small red pines.  It then flew from the bottom strand of the fence to the top of a wooden fence post.  It sang its song once, then took off into the field across the road.  Its song was four buzzy notes on the same pitch.

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