I just assumed that the one that "threw you" was the one in the last two photos (House Sparrow). Looking at the others, I noticed are White-crowned and Song Sparrows.

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO
gcrownkinglet AT yahoo DOT com

--- On Fri, 1/23/09, Larry Lade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Larry Lade <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Birding at Weldon Conservation Blue Grosbeak trail 1-22
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Date: Friday, January 23, 2009, 5:35 PM

The one sparrow is a White-crowned Sparrow.

The one the "threw you" looks like a brightly plumaged, male House Sparrow.

Larry Lade
Saint Joseph, MO
gcrownkinglet AT yahoo DOT com

--- On Fri, 1/23/09, Clark Creighton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Clark Creighton <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Birding at Weldon Conservation Blue Grosbeak trail 1-22
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Date: Friday, January 23, 2009, 5:21 PM

Had a great hour and a half yesterday birding out there.  Just got a chance to post.
 
Northern Shrike was still hanging around, same area second row of brush
 
Had a nice flock of Eastern (I think) Meadowlards come through
 
 
Saw a new sparrow, I cant ID it.  The black spots on chest throw me
 
Saw my first Northern Harrier for out there( this photo could be better, but I popped over a hill and he took off, so I took it handheld at 560mm manual focus)
 
Happy Birding
 
Clark

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ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.
http://www.mobirds.org
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The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Spring Meeting: May 1-3, 2009 in Columbia, MO.
http://www.mobirds.org