Chipping Sparrows

This cute little sparrow is a year round visitor to the garden.  It is a smaller sparrow, about 13 cm. long,  easily identified by the reddy brown cap and the black eye stripe.

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The wing markings are similar to those of other sparrows.

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The chipping sparrow is mainly a ground feeder but does visit our flat feeder and gazebo feeder for the mixed seed.

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The suet feeder attracts the chipping sparrow in winter.

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Nests are usually built in mid sized shrubs up to 3 meters off the ground.  The female is the nest builder while the male guards.

I’m sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes.

birds in the garden … critters in the garden … water birds

various sparrows

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