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Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow at the feeder.

Chipping Sparrow

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

Chipping Sparrow

In 1929, naturalist 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.”

chipping sparrow

Chipping sparrows are warm season birds here. Welcome, little harbinger of spring!

chippy

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.”