Tag Archives: House Sparrow

Feeding Frenzy In The Snow

Snowy days always bring birds to the feeders in droves.  The ground and trees are covered with snow making it difficult for them to find food.  Open water in the heated bird bath is more than welcome – it can … Continue reading

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Purple Martins 101

Having become very familiar with my backyard birds and those on my bluebird route, I thought it high time to branch out and learn about some other species. One species I have an interest in is Purple Martins.  They’re related … Continue reading

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“You kids are NOT behaving. Find your own bugs!”

Yesterday, as I enjoyed lunch among the flowers and greenery next to the lovely mosaic public art and overlooking a refreshing fountain on the plaza below in downtown Chicago, a female House Sparrow and one of her youngsters landed nearby.  The fledgling, as big … Continue reading

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Notice Anything New?

Well, do you?  Notice anything new?  If you do, you know what I’m referring to.  If you don’t, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, relax and keep reading. Today dawned windy, cold and clear with bright blue skies and … Continue reading

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Today Was My First Christmas

My first Christmas Bird Count, that is.  I was not sure what to expect other than to learn how to contribute to the citizen scientist community’s annual attempt to count birds. I laid out my clothes and gear yesterday evening including: my … Continue reading

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