I saw this little one at 3 Lakes WMA in central Florida in July. I have been through the sparrow pages in all of my guides several times on it, but I just can’t nail the ID. Unfortunately, what you see is what you get as this bird did not want to perch facing us (and all the images pretty much look the same… I chose the best four because of their clarity). These photos were all shot from a distance through the truck window, so the overall quality is pretty poor.
Thanks in advance for any help!
As a point of note, I know that 3 Lakes is one of the few places where the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrows still “thrive” because of the prairie land there, but I don’t believe this is one of them (unfortunately).