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Sunday, February 22, 2015

American Tree Sparrow


A new-to-my-yard bird this morning!
The thing that caught my eye was the beak.
Yellow on the bottom and black on the top!
A little 'google' search told me his name!

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57 comments:

  1. I get flocks of these little guys at our feeders. They are very common around our area. Cute little jiggers, aren't they.

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    1. yep..super cute! Just different enough from the house sparrows and song sparrows to catch my eye! :)

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  2. Brilliant photo . . . .
    . . . a most welcome addition to the bird population in your garden I expect . . . . :)

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    1. Tweet Tweet . . . I was nearly first . . . Deb just beat me . . . :)

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  3. Love how you figured out about him on google!! I need to do that with a few little visitors we've had this winter. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. I do that quite often. I have all those identification books, but the internet is much faster!

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  4. I saw my first house finch this morning in our tree that is no longer covered with white blooms, but now new shinny green leaves.

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    1. House finches are so sweet! How fun that you are up there in the tree tops! haha.

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  5. We don't have these. We have the capped ones with the reddish brown but no two toned beak. Thanks for sharing. I will keep an eye out for them.

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    1. Shall I send you some? If they can survive our negative temperatures and snow, they can survive anywhere! haha.

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  6. Knows where to go
    For food to show
    Mr Cardinal may have a friend
    I guess it will depend

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    1. He also brought his brother,
      or maybe it was his mother.
      He was not alone
      as the wind did drone.
      Had a little feast
      and ate like a beast. ha.

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  7. I have never saw this bird before!!! Beautiful!!!

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    1. He's a sweet little one!

      Now, did you say something about bananas? :)

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  8. You sure do have lots of bird visitors and squeeky clean windows. I haven't seem many birds at my home this winter. Cardinals usually visit, but I haven't seen the first one. I think I should put out some food for them. That'll probably do the trick.

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  9. He's a cutie pie - I like his rust cap. I bet he tells his pals and you'll be seeing more in no time.

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    1. The more the merrier, I always say! :)

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  10. What a cutie. Google still has its positive points.;)

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    1. Isn't it sweet? I'm sure it will stay as long as I feed it. The feeders sure have been busy lately!

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  12. Such a cute little birdie !
    Wonderful shot !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you, Ela. I enjoyed your post and meeting you, too!

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  13. Great picture as usual. That sparrow is similar to the British house sparrow, except our males have a larger black bib, and not so colourful.

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    1. Our male house sparrows have that large black bib, too!

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  14. Sweet, sweet image!! Love the rusty cap of this particular sparrow species!!
    And your photography talents shine!!!!

    Thank you for joining with your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

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    1. ps...love the cardinal in your header also.

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    2. Thanks, Anni...it's always fun to join in! I love Mrs. Cardinal in the header, too....she's often overlooked so I'm giving her top billing! :)

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  15. Congrats on the new bird at your feeder Betsy. It's a smartie pants.

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  16. Hi Betsy, have you read The Big Year? Or seen the film? It's all about obsessive bird watching. I enjoyed it quite a lot despite not knowing anything about most of the birds because of course we don't get them in this country. Not that you are at all obsessive. Of course not!
    My new table lamp is on show here http://cheeseburgercrisps.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/pipers-crisp-co-anglsey-sea-salt.html
    Bother I can't make the link work. Anyway, you know where to look.

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    1. No, I haven't! I bet I would really enjoy it. Obsessive..me? haha...well, yeah, about a few things, in fact. :)
      Coming over to see your lamp right now!

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    2. I thought of you as soon as I saw it. I like my table lamps to be a little bit different!

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  17. Cliffhanger much??? I am off to Google to get his name too!!

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    1. The movie? What? You lost me...

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    2. I don't think she saw the title of the post... so was wondering what he was.

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  18. Definitely more colourful than my House Sparrows.

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    1. haha...well, he's more colorful than my House Sparrows, too!

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  19. Thank you for following! I read your profile. What a busy life you lead.

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    1. Funny how life does that! We're just along for the ride!

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  20. I do believe that all birds...in their own way....are beautiful!
    Enjoy your Sunday, Betsy...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  21. It looks like you found a poser! He's so cute!

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    1. Once they see me in the window they all seem to pose! I think they expect seed for their cooperation!

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  22. A little beauty! A wonderful shot!

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    1. Thanks, Mary....it's always fun to get a good photo of the little things!

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  23. a beautiful bird and a gorgeous image. Love it!

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    1. Thanks....your post was awesome, I thought!

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