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Sparrow, Chipping

Sparrow, chipping Sparrow, chipping
Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Chipping
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

Description:  Chipping sparrow has a bright brown cap on top of head followed by a white streak from beak to back of head. Black streak under white from beak across the eye to the side of the head. Gray nap and cheek, gray unstreaked rump and two white wing bars.

Sound: Not yet available.. anyone have one?

Food Source: Will be seen visiting your bird feeders eating a variety of seeds bread crumbs, and other baked goods

Nesting Habits: Unlike most of the sparrows, the chipping sparrow frequents high trees. Its nest are built from low bushes of the garden, to taller trees. The horse-hair, which always lines the grass"  cradles  its greenish-blue, speckled eggs. The nest below was in a blue spruce, 2' from the ground. All of these babies may not be shipping sparrow babies. At times,  birds such as the cat bird,  lay their eggs in fostering parents nests for them to take care of.

Sparrow, chipping nest : These were the babies in the nest, however they may not be chipping sparrows. Chipping Sparrow  nest : These were the babies in the nest, however they may not be chipping sparrows.
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

 


Sparrow, House :

Sparrow, house Sparrow, house
Sparrow, House -Male and Female Sparrow, House- Male
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

Description: Male in breeding plumage has gray crown, chestnut nape, black bib, and black bib. Fresh fall plumage is edged with gray, and the bill becomes brownish. Female is best identified by the combination of the streaked back, buffy eye stripe and unstreaked breast.

Sound: Not yet available, anyone have one?

Food Source: House sparrows are frequent visitors of bird feeders, eating just about anything from seed to bread crumbs.

Nesting Habits: House sparrows love to nest in bluebird boxes,  squeeze into chickadee houses, and even try nesting in wren houses, as small as they are.. Although hard to do, remove nests from boxes if not rightfully theirs. However, only remove if eggs have not been laid we only want to try to encourage bluebird population, not kill unborn sparrows. Their nests consist of  grasses, rootlets, feathers, and hair,

Sparrow, house -female feeding  Sparrow, house- female feeding
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

 


Sparrow, Song

Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Song
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

Description:  

Sound: Not yet available.. anyone have one?

Food Source: Will be seen visiting your bird feeders eating a variety of seeds bread crumbs, and other baked goods

Nesting Habits:  The nest below was in tall grass and weeds, 2' from the ground..

Sparrow, Song nest : These little guys are very hungry! Song Sparrow babies after eating
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

 


Sparrow, White Crowned :

Sparrow, white crowned Sparrow, white crowned
Sparrow, white crowned Sparrow, white crowned
photo by: Sharon Howell photo by: Sharon Howell

Description: Black-and -white striped crown, pink orange or yellowish bill. White-ish throat, and under-parts are mostly gray. Juveniles head is brown and buff, under-parts streaked

Sound: Not yet available... anyone have one?

Food Source: Occasionally seen at bird feeders eating fallen seeds. Also eats  seeds of grasses and forbs; also feeds on green shoots, insects, spiders, flowers and berries.  Insects and spiders are important foods of nestlings and breeding adults.  Forages on bare ground or grassy areas near cover of shrubs, taking food from ground or low plants.  

Nesting Habits::    Coastal breeders usually nest in a dense shrub within 3 ft of ground, rarely higher up in a dense tree or shrub In other states, chipping sparrows conceal their nest on ground at base of shrub or on low limb of small willow or conifer, usually below 1.3 ft, but occasionally 5 ft above ground

 

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