Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Yard Bird!

After just complaining the other day about my complete lack of yard birds, I found a new one today!  Feeding on the seed the squirrels dumped on the ground was a White-crowned Sparrow!  Woohoo!


I'm not sure what has taken sprout but I figure I'll just let it grow.  Otherwise it's just a spot of dirt behind some trash cans.

I now have three pairs of Brewer's Blackbirds regularly visiting...  They have much better manners than the starlings.

8 comments:

  1. Amazing- we had the SAME first time visitor this morning! My son noticed it and, as usual, he was right.

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  2. Feed it, and they will come :)

    Seriously, what doesn't have better manners than a starling?

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  3. Sweet new yard visitor! I always think the White Crowned Sparrows look they are are wearing sleek bike helmets. Pretty bird!

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  4. It is so much fun to keep track of your yard birds, and so exciting when you see a new one!

    Love the Hummer on your header!

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  5. ITs kinda like the change of the guards--the winter birds are slowly disappearing and the summer nesters are arriving! Today our first Ruby Throated Hummer appeared in swish--and the dreaded Brown Headed Cowbirds are here...and the Great Crested Flycatchers have Arrived!! Awesome that you got a NEW yard bird thats special!!

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  6. Congrats on your new yardbird. The WCSParrow is pretty.

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  7. New Yard Birds rock! White-crowned Sparrow is a cool one too.

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  8. Those "sprouts" are sunflowers! It seems you may be feeding more than the birds are eating.

    Keep watching those White-crowneds. In the next couple of weeks you should have many more--both the local breeding Puget Sound White-crowned like the one you photographed (dull yellow bill, buffy shoulder area at breast at bend of wing, thin head stripes, complicated song) and also the northern breeding Gambel's (brighter, cleaner, wider white head stripes, clear gray breast at bend of wing, pinkish bill, simpler song).

    I expect more photos of White-crowneds at your feeder in April to see if you detect the difference!

    There will be a test!

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