It’s Porch time!
It’s a busy day here at my bird feeders…..All the usual suspects are here, eating sunflower seeds, suet, and bread.
I have the Finches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Starlings, pigeons, and Squirrels……. but who is this?
There is this little fellow, just by himself. Nice Rusty Cap on it’s head, black stripe thru it’s eye.
I hurried to get my bird book.
It’s a Chipping Sparrow! It’s a darling little bird….about 5 inches long.
This is what I found out about the species from the Audubon site: This little bird is common over much of the continent. Originally a bird of open pine woods and edges, it has adapted well to altered landscapes. It now nests in gardens and parks in many areas, its tame behavior making it well-known and popular. Evidently it was even more common in towns in the 19th century; but then the House Sparrow, introduced from Europe, took over its place as our number one city “sparrow”
I wish more Chipping Sparrows would come to my feeder…….I do get MANY House Sparrows!!! It would be a been a nice change to have more than one. Well I hope it continues to feed here….
Until Next Time……..