This Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow was found by local birders during spring migration at Lake Park. The exact location of this bird was at the east end of the “Magic Hedge”. The Magic Hedge is a line of deciduous trees running perpendicular with Lake Michigan just south of the Milwaukee Water Filtration Plant. It hung around for most of the day and was a life bird for many. Images were taken on May 18, 2013.
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Binomial name: Ammodramus nelsoni
Size: 5″ long, 7” wingspan
Weight: 0.6 oz