Rentenaar Rd sparrows (Sauvie Island, OR, 03/17/13)

I spent a couple of hours at Rentenaar Rd this morning while others got their lifer Common Eider somewhere else …


This White-throated Sparrow (above) was very cooperative.


The Clay-colored Sparrow (above) only put in a brief appearance.  It is not a brightly marked bird, so I had to convince myself that it wasn’t a Brewer’s, but the bill-size, lack of streaking on the neck and lack of a full white eye-ring sealed the deal for me.

The Harris’s Sparrow (below) was there, but played hard to get for a picture.


I also heard both Sora and Virginia Rail.


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