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Yard Birding For Sparrows #6537659
05/14/19 11:59 PM
05/14/19 11:59 PM
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Northwestern New York(Elder)
Jonathan Offline OP
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The non-pest migratory species of sparrows are an interesting study for me this time of year in my yard. Among those that stop here in the spring, the Lincoln's Sparrows are probably my favorites. They are a neat little bird and great to watch. A pair arrived Saturday, and have been active to date.

Jonathan

Lincoln's Sparrows

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Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6537681
05/15/19 02:11 AM
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Understated but pretty. Thank you Jonathan.

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: 30/06] #6537696
05/15/19 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 30/06
Understated but pretty. Thank you Jonathan.


yes, he is.

and the sparrow's pretty cool, too!


"We didn't come all the way out here just to 'feel them on the line.' "
Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6537712
05/15/19 06:49 AM
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Beautiful job on the pictures Jonathan .

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6537725
05/15/19 07:16 AM
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Great pics, keep them coming, i have white crowned and yellow sparrows coming through


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Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538027
05/15/19 03:50 PM
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Lovely captures, Jonathan. The sparrow clan are indeed a challenge in their diverse colours and song. Along with the Wobblers smile

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Sharon] #6538148
05/15/19 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Lovely captures, Jonathan. The sparrow clan are indeed a challenge in their diverse colours and song. Along with the Wobblers smile


and in your neck of the woods..........there are 10 western Wobblers that Jonathan does not have to deal with.
And your Flycathers you have to know your elevation to know what species in your woods Sharon.

I still don't have one ticked off my Life List of those Yellow sparrows that RdFx is hiding in his back yard.

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538184
05/15/19 07:34 PM
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If this is SparrowsRUS, I have some to put on the shelf. laugh Three came in today to put on display.

Jonathan

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White-throated Sparrow
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Song Sparrow
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Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538192
05/15/19 07:49 PM
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Many fell to a BB in my youth. Nothing was safe. Neighbor's dad made up pick our kill once and his wife fried them and we had to eat the birds we killed. Probably a smorgasboard of feathered friends. I remember they were cooked in an electric frying pan in the 1950s.

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538219
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It was getting a bit too dark to avoid graininess in this photo of a Chipping Sparrow. I'll try to replace it in my album with a better daylight shot tomorrow.

Jonathan

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Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Northof50] #6538223
05/15/19 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Originally Posted by Sharon
Lovely captures, Jonathan. The sparrow clan are indeed a challenge in their diverse colours and song. Along with the Wobblers smile


and in your neck of the woods..........there are 10 western Wobblers that Jonathan does not have to deal with.
And your Flycathers you have to know your elevation to know what species in your woods Sharon.

I still don't have one ticked off my Life List of those Yellow sparrows that RdFx is hiding in his back yard.



Yes N50, all over here ...near water I like hearing the Flycatchers. I don't know the different ones well, though.

Jonathan, you listed one of my faves- the Song sparrow - sure love their bubbly song !

Lovely pics !

On the surface ....

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538234
05/15/19 09:09 PM
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Sharon it was quite a eye-opener when I travelled in the Alberta foothills with a collector from the National museums of Canada, he had a good :" tone note recognition ", when he made a song recording made; a quick decision had to be made for a collection, man my flatlander legs had quite a work-out those two days. Real work only started when the triggers were pulled which did not happen because both sexes were not seen at the same time when I was there.

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538273
05/15/19 09:51 PM
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Great photos Jonathan, thank you for sharing!

I've been doing a lot of work down in Eagle Pass, Texas and the Lincoln's sparrow was the most common winter bird during out winter bird surveys. They were found in every habitat type! Really incredible how far they travel for winter and summer ranges.

Really like the challenge of ID-ing sparrows; they are fun!

I have not seen a chipping sparrow or white-throated here in a month. In the midst of winter, they are the most common species at the bird feeder and in the brush for me in central Texas.

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538285
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Thought I would share this pic of an olive sparrow if you don't mind. Kind of a south Texas specialty.

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Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538404
05/15/19 11:53 PM
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Wow, that's more kinds than I've seen

Re: Yard Birding For Sparrows [Re: Jonathan] #6538630
05/16/19 12:32 PM
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I love the chipping sparrows. They love to follow my blue birds around and steal insects from them.


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