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Field Sparrow

Posted on Nov 3, 2015

This Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) actually flew directly towards me and my dog to perch on this white pine branch this morning. It looked us over for a minute and then went back to snacking. It is another great example of a lovely bird that we can still find even in the..uh, cold days of November? It is November, and apart from the low sun angle and early sunset it felt like it could have been late August out there today. This will undoubtedly keep birds with us a little longer with easier to survive temperatures, poor migratory conditions because of the southerly flow, and prolonged open water for waterfowl even far to the north. Still, those that may be driven by hunger may end up with us regardless – have you ever seen a Snowy Owl while comfortably wearing shorts? Someone might be able to this week…

Field Sparrow November SFP-6865

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator