Throwback Thursday - Sparrows, sparrows, and more sparrows

in birding •  16 days ago


A couple of weeks ago, I did a collection type of post, featuring some of my shots of Blue Jays and Bluebirds. Last week, I decided to try to start a series of posts that show all the different kinds of feathered visitors to our yard. I quickly discovered it was going to be a much bigger project than I first thought, given how many bazillions of photos I've taken, and how few of them are properly labeled... 😜

Now I'm going to try grouping these in various ways, like summer birds versus winter birds, types of birds (sparrows, hawks), and coloring. Today I'm sharing some of the varieties of sparrows that dropped by my old Avian Eatery (I haven't been able to maintain feeders this winter, for a myriad of reasons). Oh, and these IDs were made thanks to the help of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a local FB bird watching community.

Hope you enjoy!

Taken with my old Olympus Digital camera

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Song Sparrow
 
 
Male Cardinal surprised by a Chipping Sparrow
 
 
Chipping Sparrow in flight
 
 
White-throated Sparrow
 
 

Taken with my not-so-new-anymore Nikon Digital camera


Sassy White-throated Sparrow
 
 
White-throated Sparrow on the woodpile
 
 
Song Sparrow
 
 
Same Song Sparrow posing for the camera
 
 
Happened to have my camera on me, and caught this male House Sparrow in a local Lowes parking lot
 
 
Female House Sparrow hanging out on the Lowes sign holder thingy
 
 
Female House Sparrow in the Lowes parking lot, next to our car
 
 
Chipping Sparrows...
 
 
...aren't fond of the paparazzi!
 
 
While this isn't supposed to be a bird bath per se, try telling this Chipping Sparrow that!
 
 
A Juvenile Chipping Sparrow on the woodpile
 
 
Another Juvenile Chipping Sparrow
 
 
First Song Sparrow I'd seen in ages, back in March 2017
 
 
Yet another Chipping Sparrow at the feeder
 
 
Almost a great closeup of a young Song Sparrow
 
 
Thank you for moving away from the branches, young Song Sparrow!
 
 
This young Song Sparrow certainly enjoyed posing for me!
 
 
While nearby Chipping Sparrows plotted to steal my camera so I'd leave them alone...LOL!



 
 

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Photo credit: Traci York, taken with my trusty Nikon,
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Hah do you have their signed agreement that you post their faces for profit ? :D hahah nice pics :)

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Of course I do! Wait, do you think these little drops of bird poop count as signing it? I mean, after all, the legal people ask that you make your mark on the document...


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And thanks, @matkodurko! 😊

Great post .... a few years ago the SPARROW was voted the Photographers Bird of the Year. They are so full of character yet 90% of the population do not even notice them.... go figure !!

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Thanks, @themagus! To be fair, I only started noticing them in recent years, once I became the crazy bird lady. 😂

We have a bunch of different sparrows here in New Hampshire that adore hanging out at home improvement stores (like the aforementioned Lowes) and other box stores (like Walmart), and are constantly flitting about in the Lawn & Garden departments. It's amazing to me that whenever I'm trying to film them (as of yet, unsuccessfully) with my phone, how few people seem to notice what's going on.


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They are adorable and look at that cardinal and it lovely red color. Photos came out amazing darling and good thing you managed to keep your camera from getting stolen by them :)

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Thanks so much, @zen-art! It's a constant struggle... they are devilish little creatures...LOL


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I loved some of your blue jay shots, and these are no different! You got some really wonderful poses from those feathered fellows! My grandmother was a big fan of bird-watching. I remember going to her house as a kid and looking out the windows at all of her bird feeders. Birds always make me think of her now. :)

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Aww, thanks so much, @plantstoplanks! That's a lovely memory - thanks for sharing that with me! 😊