• Vesper Sparrow

    Common NameVesper Sparrow
    Scientific NamePooecetes gramineus
    Type of ReportOut-of-Season
    Date of Observation01/02/2017
    MediaOther Documentation of Observation
    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameAllon Wildgust
    Mailing Address259 RIchmond Road
    Brandon, Vermont 05733
    United States
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    Date Completed02/09/2017
    Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers

    Lee Allen

    Latitude of Observation0
    Longitude of Observation0
    Place NameRutland Co. CBC. West Creek Road opposite Humphrey Road
    Time of Day01:33 PM
    Length of Time Observed6+ minutes
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)100
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)60
    Noteworthy Weather Conditions

    sun behind me

    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    Bausch & Lomb Elite 8x42. Camera Pentex k3 300mm lens

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species


    I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event​​.
    Description of Habitat

    Farm area, with weeds below concrete silo wall

    Behaviors Observed

    Vesper Sparrow was sitting on farm concrete silo. It sat for a long period of time. Jum off into weeds and returned to wall again.

    Description of Vocalizations


    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation


    Relative Size & Shape

    sparrow size


    see photo. white eye ring.

    Feet & Bill

    see photo. feet and bill pinkish.

    Upper Back

    see photo

    Lower Back & Rump

    see photo


    see photo. white wing bars

    Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts

    see photo. fine streaks on breast


    Tail, outlined in white (outer tail feathers)

    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?


    This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory

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