Quick… name that sparrow!
Wow — is that recent?
Rick: Today, yes, but obviously not in NJ.
KGMom: Good guess, but no. Look at the tail feathers for a hint.
A hint to the family of sparrows, I mean…
Sammy! Sammy Sparrow!
(I don’t know. Looks like a Pine Siskin except for that head stripe.)
Sammy Sparrow is a great name, I agree!
This is why I can’t name but a few sparrows and simply refer to them all as crossbreeding little brown birds.
It resembles a Savannah Sparrow, yet due to the coloration and white head line it also resembles a Grasshopper Sparrow.
But I’m assuming by your comment that you’ve identified it as a Sharp-Tailed Sparrow. It also seems like a juvenile which makes ID even more problematic.
And that’s all I have to offer.
LBJ (Little Brown Jobs) That, incidentally, is the one new ID I can retain from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.I do want to learn how to train a sparrow to sit on my hand. I need to get a close look like that to id those little guys.
And we have a winner… Dr. Know! It is a Grasshopper Sparrow.
I had no clue, even after consulting the field guide.
Meta: Thanks for the chuckle…
I, too, would love to train ’em to sit on my hand. Would be nice, also, if they identified themselves!
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