Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sparrow and Finch

Sounds like a law firm!

Photo by Marty Horowitz 1/26/2016

This is a Chipping Sparrow. According to

Summer Chipping Sparrows look clean and crisp, with frosty underparts, pale face, black line through the eye, topped off with a bright rusty crown. In winter, Chipping Sparrows are subdued, buff brown, with darkly streaked upperparts. The black line through the eye is still visible, and the cap is a warm but more subdued reddish brown.
Let's ask Fred why they are called 'Chipping' - Fred?

Photo by Marty Horowitz 1/26/2016

House Finch, female

 Again, some interesting facts from the link above:

The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across.

Or you could head to Sabino! See you there!

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