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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday's Truths The Thirty-Seventh Week: Savannah Sparrows Telltale Sign

Welcome to week thirty-seven of my Tuesday's Truths series. This post is dedicated to the bird type known as the Savannah sparrow, and the creature can be seen in the photo atop this entry. I took the picture this past Saturday when I was in Central Park. I had never seen this bird variety before, so I researched a number of sources, including The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, who states the following info re the Savannah sparrow:

"... take a closer look at this one and you’ll see an understated but distinctive sparrow with a short tail, small head, and telltale yellow spot before the eye. Savannah Sparrows are one of the most numerous songbirds in North America, and while sometimes overlooked, are likely visitors across the continent. In summer, they don’t hesitate to advertise their location, belting out a loud, insect-like song from farm fields and grasslands."

What an honor it was for me to encounter this creature on a "Saturday in the Park" (which was not The Fourth of July).

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