White-throated sparrow

White-throated sparrow

Just hanging out here in the brush and bushes, looking for dinner. According to Cornell Labs Merlin Bird ID, they eat the seeds of grasses and weeds (a lot of them along the edge of the hillside and in the woods) and insects–of which there are also plenty. They will visit a feeder in winter for millet and black oil sunflower seeds, and peck at seeds that have fallen to the ground. There were two of them in this brush pile yesterday, flitting in and out, and I wondered if they were building a nest. They put their nests on or just above the ground, usually under shrubs, grasses, or dead vegetation from the previous year. Pretty sure this all counts as ‘dead vegetation.’

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10 Responses to White-throated sparrow

  1. Betty says:

    So, maybe we can look forward to more white-throated sparrow photographs!

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  2. Beth says:

    How interesting that they build nests on the ground – I hope your kitties don’t find them! But, how nice to have birds that eat insects!


  3. socialbridge says:

    Nature truly fascinates

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  4. peggy says:

    This little bird has found a good place to blend in with nature.

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