At last, a sparrow

sparrow

I’m not very good with sparrows, but I’m pretty sure this is a Chipping Sparrow. It’s nibbling some Agway blended bird seed from a tube feeder.

A crisp, pretty sparrow whose bright rufous cap both provides a splash of color and makes adults fairly easy to identify.

And…

In 1929, Edward Forbush called the Chipping Sparrow “the little brown-capped pensioner of the dooryard and lawn, that comes about farmhouse doors to glean crumbs shaken from the tablecloth by thrifty housewives.”

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