Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii gracilis) 12 December 2014 - Pacifica, San Mateo County, California. Photos © 2014 Joseph Morlan

Enjoying the flooding; this species has been an occasional visitor to our yard, but this individual has been visiting our birdseed daily. The strong contrasting back pattern is characteristic of the small west-coast race M. l. gracilis.

Nikon Coolpix P510 Point and Shoot through window in the rain..
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