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Fantail primp

Still damp from its bath, a Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) perched & preened on a stick.

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Bough and sparrow

While this juvenile Chipping sparrow looked on from a branch above, one of its parents gave a lesson in ground foraging. (Earlier post about an adult chipper.)

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Hello, Mr. Chips

Several Chipping sparrows (Spizella passerina) were darting about the wooded edge of the park field near the library — attractive little birds decked out with rusty-brown toupees and dark eyeliner. Two of them (probably males) got into a momentary scrape … Continue reading

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Fielder’s choice

True to its name, this tiny Field sparrow (Spizella pusilla) was hopping about the greenery, leaves, and assorted brushy bits of an open field.

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Sparrow song stylings, reedy and reflective

Several brown & white striped little birds — I think Song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) — were flitting about the reeds of a marshy area near dusk. This one was poking around in a scrubby island patch looking for its evening … Continue reading

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Dandy striper

Several of this White-throated (and white-striped) sparrow’s (Zonotrichia albicollis) friends were foraging around in the leaf-strewn floor of a nearby patch of woods. This one, though, was taking a broader view of things from the edge of a brambly thicket … Continue reading

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