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Nelson's Sparrow

Photo by Martin Reid

Nelson's Sparrow - Two birds found by Matt White at the SRA HQ at Lake Tawakoni (Rains Co.) - November, 2000. Very rare in migration. 

Photo by Matt White

Nelson's Sparrow - During fall 2000, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrows appeared at two locations in north central Texas.  Up to four were at Lake Tawakoni (where they provided a first record for Rains County) from October 9-20.  This individual was photographed in a smartweed marsh near the SRA HQ on October 10, 2000.   Another at Lake Grapevine October 14-15 provided a first record for Denton County.


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