Madison county IL.
I went back to get better pics of the Leconte's sparrow,
posted earlier as a teaser with a Lincoln's (R):
Here the white crown stripe ocher face and upper breast:
Here the purple-ish streaked nape:
Here the shoulder streaking:
Here a Phoebe from Cahokia Mounds SP in fresh fall plumage.
Grey back; darker head, white wing bars; white edged tertials;
and yellow wash below:
Here one from Walker Island. Note the white whisker mark:
( I can't say I've seen/read this before.)
Here a Red-shouldered Hawk from Indian Lk.
showing deep chestnut under-side and very hooked bill:
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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