Fall Chipping Sparrow

Fall Chipping Sparrow

Some years we have many Chipping Sparrows in our yard, but in the last few there haven’t been many visitors, so when I spot them I get excited. This little one came and enjoyed a full day at our pond and birdbaths and ended up spending some time under our bird feeders scratching around the ground for seeds. The breeding adult Chipping Sparrow is identified by a bright chestnut crown, distinct white eyebrow, and black line extending from the bill through the eye to it’s ear. They also have  two white wing bars and their tail is fairly long and notched. They are just a really striking little sparrow and always a joy to see.

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