1. Kengi says

    Adorable! We had a little chipping sparrow visit us last week. I keep hoping another will come back, but I suspect it’s put off by the larger birds.

  2. says

    We’ve always had a large population of Sparrows, Tree, House, Chipping, Harris’s, Song, White-Crowned, White-Throated, and Lincoln’s. After a pile of branches which came down in storms reached seriously big thicket stage, our population of them tripled. They love having that thicket.

  3. quotetheunquote says

    The Lincoln’s is just lovely!

    Just the fact that it came out of the thicket to be photographed is lovely! (and rare -- I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these, without some bit of its anatomy obscured by a twig….)

  4. says

    “The”, I really suck at Sparrow identification, and it was a blog commenter who clued me into the Lincoln’s. I probably see them more than I realize, but compared to other sparrows, they aren’t highly visible.

  5. quotetheunquote says

    They’re one of the more obscure, but subtly beautiful, members of the entire family; that sweet little eye-ring, that MacIntosh toffee coloured breast!

    And you’re not kidding about not being highly visible!

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