Tuesday, November 04, 2008

New bird!

I know the contest is over, but I had a new bird come to my feeders today. It kinda sucks that I am moving, and for the last four years I have established this long list of birds that come consistantly and others that are here seasonally and know that I feed them. I actually have started putting less in my feeders because the feeders are moving with me.

Anyhow... first new bird in a while. (The pic above isn't mine.) It is some kind of sparrow... the one above is the spanish sparrow, and it looked just like the one on the left (female I am guessing). I want it to come back so I can figure out exactly what kind of sparrow it was. It was close in coloring to the junco, but with that tell tale sparrow beak and a bit of yellow on it's belly.

Still no final word on the house. One of Dh's former employers are holding it up. But the new land lady said 'plan on moving' when she called yesterday... so I think we are good.

2 comments:

CeeCee said...

Hi, I wandered in from Seasons Eatings.
I have 3 kids, but much older than your cuties.

I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but your new bird is the English House Sparrow. They are an imported species and are very destructive to the native songbirds.
Still, birds are birds, aren't they? Congratulations on a new find.
I'll enjoy wandering around in your blog for a bit, if you don't mind.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

You may be right... it had some yellow on it so it may be a American Tree Sparrow too... but after looking closely at the pictures... you may be right. It looked just like this English House Sparrow:
http://mrhyker.tripod.com/floraandfauna/housesparrow-f.jpg

Oh well... I am excited anyhow.

Enjoy looking around! Thanks for the comment!

Val