I know...it looks like any other little brown bird, probably a sparrow. And indeed it is. But it's more than that - it's a Henslow's sparrow, a bird that many a birder will travel many a mile to see in person. Yesterday I got to see several, thanks to the birding expertise of a coworker and the regular Tuesday Morning Group programs he leads. We went out for a morning stroll near Waterloo to look for these sparrows, bobolinks, and other field birds. I was there for the bobolinks (didn't see one), but I got to add two new birds to my life list: the Henslow's and swamp sparrows.
You can read about the trip here.