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Chipping Sparrows

There are a flock of Chipping Sparrows here in the yards on a regular basis.  They come to the bird feeder daily along with the Brown-headed Cowbirds.  The Chipping Sparrows like to eat grass seed, and seeds from native weeds.  They are small brown and beige birds.  They hop around on the ground and usually are found in tall grass and around brush piles.  They are cute little guys!   The Chipping Sparrow looks a bit like the Song Sparrow, but it does not have a black bib mark on its chest.  I took these pictures in my yards on various dates in the first week of July, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Birds at the Feeder

Here are a few more pictures I have taken of the various songbirds that come to the bird feeder that is next to my front porch.  I see these birds on a regular basis.  The “King” of the bird feeder is the male Red-winged Blackbird.  He makes one or two circuits, walking around the tray of the feeder before leaving.  I am not sure if this action was because at first he was not clear about how to get the birdseed out, and it has become a habit,  or if the action is a territorial claim.

The other birds that come to the feeder here are:  the Brown-headed Cow Birds, the Chipping Sparrow, the Tufted Titmice, the Red-headed Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatches, and House Finches.  Occasionally I also see Mourning Doves near the feeder and also Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, and Mallard Ducks as well.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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