Looks to me like it might be a Chipping Sparrow in juvenal plumage.
----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
A new sparrow has showed up on our patio that we are having some difficulty identifying. We’ve had white-throated, white-crowned, song, american tree, and chipping, but this seems to be something different. We’re thinking it resembles some of the Vesper Sparrow photos we’ve been looking at. Might it be a juvenile bird?
Here’s a photo of another new visitor to our yard, a Brown Thrasher:
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