occasionallybirds:Little brown birds (LBBs)Field Sparrow…

Friday, February 19th, 2021


Little brown birds (LBBs)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

October and November, 2020

Southeastern Pennsylvania

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woodland-maiden-blog:Vintage squirrel card by Greg Giordano

Thursday, December 17th, 2020


Vintage squirrel card by Greg Giordano

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nanonaturalist: Chipping Sparrow and Orange-crowned Warbler,…

Saturday, April 6th, 2019


Chipping Sparrow and Orange-crowned Warbler, cleaning me out

I am slowly starting to see native sparrows appear! Last year I had one brief appearance by one Savannah Sparrow, this year I have at least five Chipping Sparrows (they are SO CUTE), a Lincoln Sparrow, and two Savannah Sparrows.

Still a million House Sparrows, but my Cardinal population has gone up since summer, maybe they’re obnoxious enough to push them out! I had one breeding pair last year, and they had at least four chicks. Right now, I have at least six males and two females—maybe more, hard to tell since they are constantly dive-bombing each other and the other birds.

My hybrid titmice finally showed up today and they are cuuuuuuuute.

January 14, 2019

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speakingofnature:The Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) that…

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


The Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) that nest in our yard every summer gather with others to form small flocks of two or three dozen after nesting is finished and autumn is here. They can often be seen harvesting grass seeds as a group while they gradually move south. These small flocks offer an opportunity for the immature sparrows, as pictured here, to learn from the more mature birds.

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debunkshy: Chipping Sparrow, The Arb, WI, 5-3-17 #241I know…

Saturday, April 14th, 2018


Chipping Sparrow,

The Arb, WI, 5-3-17


I know Chipping Sparrows are considered common, but for whatever reason I’ve never become very familiar with them. I think it’s a combination of having always lived places where they’re not especially easy to find, and having been a fairly casual birder when it comes to certain “hard” groups (like sparrows).

No more. One of the things being list-obsessed has given me is new motivation to get out there and find all the species I can. I knew Chipping Sparrows had been seen at Sedgwick recently, so I asked Guy, our trip leader, where they’d seen them. Unfortunately it was in a place we weren’t going to visit during the public tour, so I reconciled myself to not getting them for my list today.

Hah! The universe came through again! (And so did Guy, who actually found the bird in a tree near the end of the tour and pointed it out.)

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