Sparrows by the Seaside

Alex Lamoreauxphoto study2 Comments

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is my ‘new’ local patch, at least now that I am living in Delaware for the fall. The refuge is only a few miles from my house, and fellow Nemesis Birder Tim Shreckengost and I have been visiting as often as possible. This refuge is a hotspot for viewing Seaside Sparrows, and this past week there have been fledglings all over the place. Fowler Beach Road in particular has had some very cooperative birds, including one evening where I saw at least 30 of these salty, spider-loving sparrows!

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Juvenile Seaside Sparrow at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

  • Marcia Cote

    Hi Alex, I like the photos you have posted. We met you and Tim on the Dolphin and Whale watch tour out of Lewes. You mentioned posting some of the whale and dolphin photos to this site. I haven’t spotted them yet. I didn’t take any shots on the boat and would love to see some that you may have taken. The Nemesis Bird site is wonderful, thanks for sharing. Marcia from Milton

  • Wonderful post! Keep an eye out for sparrows with bands as I know our DE SHARP (Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program) crew has been working in this marsh! More info on the project if interested: http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/