“What Am I – Chopped Liver?”

Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

This beautiful Fox Sparrow was the bird that most intrigued me Thursday morning and then I forgot to put him in the previous post because I was so distracted by the rarer sightings that day. I don’t see Fox Sparrows enough to take them for granted, so I was initially as excited about the Fox Sparrow as the Catbird. I have added a short video of the Fox Sparrow doing his scratch dance at the bottom of this post.

Fox Sparrow IMG_0969_1

The Lincoln’s Sparrow from the previous post is also in the video but for some reason the lens only wanted to focus on the Fox. It could be that the Lincoln’s didn’t appear all that distinctive to the camera as the available light kept decreasing. But it’s also user error, I’m sure.

Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

The traffic noise is authentic.

10 thoughts on ““What Am I – Chopped Liver?”

  1. The clip is pretty cool. It looks so very much in nature, but the traffic noise is such a juxtaposition. Very unusual looking little sparrows. I’ve never heard of all of those sparrows.

    • Thanks, Linda! Without Daley Bicentennial Plaza and a lot of the other lakefront areas that the birds had last fall, I guess any small park will do. As for the number of sparrows I can relate to that. Years ago when I was trying to figure out House Sparrows and counted something like 25 species of those “little brown jobs” – it was daunting. Then I realized the field guide had put the House Sparrows at the end after the finches anyway…

  2. Nice video! The only one of these three I’ve seen is the white throated. I thought that they had migrated already. Also, I usually associate that sort of backwards hop with thrushes.

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