Ron writes: “This sparrow was found at the bend in Disposal Road where everyone usually photographs raptors. There’s been a ton of sparrows of all sorts feeding in the weeds in the drainage ditch (gully).
“This guy popped out of the vegetation for only a few seconds before returning to cover.”
Chris Takacs writes that the bird may be a Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow, not a Saltmarsh (Sharp-tailed) Sparrow.
The Saltmarsh Sparrow of special concern in New Jersey during breeding season. More here.
(Thanks, Ron!) (And Chris!)
We’ll let you know if/when we hear more.
Another view follows.