Sunday, September 15, 2013

Savannah Sparrow/Birding

Savannah Sparrow (Passercilus sandwichensis)

I find many sparrows difficult to identify, but not this one.  When I see a yellow patch by a sparrow's eye, I am pretty sure I am looking at a Savannah Sparrow. (FYI: A birder friend has just told me that White-throated Sparrows also have a yellow patch.  Thanks, Paul!) But these two are Savannah Sparrows.

Savannah Sparrows are are one of the most common sparrows across North America.


Hopping about in some grass

This sparrow is likely foraging for seeds. However during breeding season Savanah Sparrows also eat insects.

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22 comments:

Andy said...

So that's what they are. I have seen in my area but never knew what they were. Thank you Camera Girl.

Revrunner said...

Yep, I'm with you on that one. It can be frustrating to come away from seeing and and only being able to say, "Well, it was small and it was brown." :-)

Indrani said...

This way that way, looks good every way.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

that's a little cutie

Kate said...

I LOVE sparrows because they are so adaptable!!

Sandra said...

really pretty little bird, i like that yellow spot.. sweet and tiny

Mersad said...

So colorful and contrasted. Love it.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Quite a strong contrast in your first photo: delicate bird and barbed wire.

TexWisGirl said...

i got to see a flock of these this spring as they migrated north. not quite as bright yellow, then, but still the brow was there. :)

Judy said...

This is why I love your blog!
Beautiful pictures and I learn something too.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

bailey-road.com said...

Such a pretty little sparrow.

Linda W. said...

Nice shots!

Gary Phillips said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Pretty little birds.

Anni said...

Ya, I'm pretty sure the other sparrow has a much whiter throat. These are what you say they are, and they're gorgeous. I like sparrows.

Judy said...

I am amazed that you get such good images!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI That is a lovely little bird and well captures

Jack said...

I will have to start looking or the yellow patch.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful mottled pattern on the feathers. A real little cutie.

edenhills said...

Pretty little bird. I am horrible at identifying birds, but I do enjoy looking at them.

Pat Tillett said...

I occasionally see these little guys in my area. I knew they were sparrows, but had no clue what specific kind they were. Thanks!

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