Hi everyone and here we are with another sparrow, the “Lincoln’s sparrow”. This is a very shy sparrow and hard to get a good picture of them since they don’t like to come out in the open very often. They breed from Alaska right through most of Canada within the tree range and in the mountains out west down into California and Colorado. They are a common sparrow though not many people get to see them. They generally nest on the ground in a secluded well hidden spot, the female lays 3 to 5 eggs and both parents help care for the babies. They like eating insects of many kinds, but in fall and spring will eat seeds too. They mostly winter in more tropical places from Mexico and south. During migration they are often with other sparrows. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter everyone!
Steve and Muffin.
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