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Wordless Wednesday: A Chipping Sparrow

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I took these pictures of the little sparrow last week.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

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A Chilly Pair of Sparrows

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This pair of Sparrows (Savannah?, House?) were happy that I put a little bit of bird seed on my porch railing the other day.  It was a very cold, snowy morning when I saw these birds out of my living room window.  They were up on the porch out of the snow and then I noticed that they flew under the wooden decking of the porch.  They likely were sitting on the ground under the floor boards to get out of the rain and later, snow.  I can’t blame them.  They also enjoyed bird seed out of the bird feeder once I cleared a bit of the snow off of it.

These birds seldom use the bird feeder.  Mostly they eat seeds from native plants here in the pastures and roadside ditches.  I am happy to report that as of this morning,  the snow has melted and the yards are getting greener.  I took these pictures from my living room window on February 2, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the thumbnail image.  Enjoy!

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Yard Birds

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Sparrow

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It’s been cold here.  No snow, just temperatures hovering in the high 20’s’s F, with afternoon temperatures in the mid-to-high 30’s F.  The pond is partially frozen again this morning and frost is all around on the ground. Brrr!  I think even the birds are cold.  Yesterday I saw several Eastern Bluebirds, a small flock of Mallard Ducks, a lone Sparrow (maybe a Song Sparrow but hard to tell from the view shown).  I also am including a photo of a White-breasted Nuthatch that I took on New Year’s Day here at the house.  We had a lone Red-bellied Woodpecker out but I could not manage to get the camera and get myself out on the porch before it flew off.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture in the gallery.  Enjoy!

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!

Views of Wildlife Here on the Little Farm

I took these pictures here in my yard in the last two days.  I am always amazed at the big variety of different birds, ducks and small animals that come around.  I even had this mysterious kitty that is hopefully a neighbor’s wayward pet.    I also saw a Cotton-Tailed Rabbit on the street just in front of the driveway.

The Wood Ducks were lounging on the opposite shoreline near the dam.  The Eastern Chipmunk was sneaking up on the porch looking for bird seed treats.  I saw an American Robin sitting on a fence post.  There even was a Chipping Sparrow on the bird feeder and also a Tufted Titmouse.  The Red-Headed Woodpecker and the White-Breasted Nuthatch made themselves known, too!    I had a great time looking at all the wildlife!  Both of the days I took these pictures on had short, on and off rains.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Mix of Pix

Northern Mockingbird

Here are some photographs I took this past week here on the little farm.  A mix of birds, and ducks.   Please click on the thumbnail image and Enjoy!

Red-Headed Woodpecker

Female Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove

Chipping Sparrow

Mallard Ducks

A Sparrow in the Snow

This little Song Sparrow showed up in my yard  just after it had snowed.  The weather was windy and this tiny bird was looking for something to eat.  This is one of the first sparrows I have seen here.  I think that perhaps this bird lives with its flock in one of the neighboring yards or nearby woods.  The sparrow was investigating a couple of old empty plastic containers that once held bird seed.  The bird just knew somehow!  Because I did not have a bird feeder out, I no longer have any bird seed here.  So, taking pity on the little bird, I put out some dry oatmeal and a few torn pieces of raisin bread.  The bird had flown off before I managed to get the treats out, but I do think I need to have a feeder up soon.  I have not seen that bird back here since I took the picture from my window on 1/13/12.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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