October 2021

Vol. 49, No. 5

At a Glance: August 2021 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


This issue’s At a Glance image appears to be a sparrow. You know the look: it is streaky and has a conical bill, and—in the color image online—it is generally brownish in color. Also, it is perched in a grassy or weedy habitat. Are we ready to explore sparrow possibilities? No, not yet. Why isn’t the mystery bird a female Bobolink instead of a sparrow? A Bobolink is certainly a grassland possibility.

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