June 02, 2014

Another LBJ


LBJ is a techie term that birders use to describe" little brown job", normally a sparrow.
As they fly by in a blur they can be very difficult to identify.



This is a Savannah sparrow a medium sized sparrow that has a head that looks to small for its body.

One identifier is the yellow patch on the face in front of the eye.

Passerculus sandwichensis

Raising young is hard work: a female Savannah Sparrow must gather 10 times her weight in food to feed herself and her young during the 8 days they are in the nest.
The oldest known wild Savannah Sparrow was at least 6 years, 10 months old.

source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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