Hi once again and welcome to our bird of the day! Today we have the “clay-colored sparrow”, another small sparrow about the same size as our chipping sparrow, so they are tied for our smallest species. This is another summer visitor which comes back about the same time as the chipping sparrow, so again tied for the last to return. It is not quite as friendly as the chipping sparrow, but can be attracted to feeders or especially to seeds spread on the ground for them. Their ‘song’ doesn’t really sound like something a bird would make, just 3 or 4 buzzes. Their food is seeds and insects. In this area they are at the northern edge of their breeding ground, but further west they will go further north. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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