Posted by: Dan | January 12, 2007

American Tree Sparrow

tree sparrow, side

Feeder birds are always the easiest to take pictures of, but this species is one of the less frequent visitors to my haunts. This is an American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea). See below the fold for a frontal view, showing its diagnostic dark spot in the center of its unstreaked breast.

tree sparrow, front


  1. Friday Ark #121

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  2. Tree Sparrows are hard to photograph! Wonderful job my friend!

  3. Twenty years ago tree sparrows were one of the most common visitors at my feeders (not far from where you live). But now I grab the binoculars to confirm every rare sighting. Any idea why?


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