Friday, December 3, 2010

White-throated Sparrow

One of the advantages of living where I do is that I am in close proximity to the Mississippi River. Each spring and fall we get to see a variety of different birds as the travel along the Mississippi flyway during migration. The white-throated sparrow is one of the birds that we see during migration.
The white-throated sparrow spends its summers up on breeding territories in the forests of Canada, northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin and winters in southeastern United States. They are a ground forager that ca often be seen fluttering through the scrub and brush looking for seeds, berries and insects. The yellow patch above the eye is a good field mark to look for when identifying the white-throated sparrow because no other sparrows in this area have that type of marking.

6 comments:

SeaThreePeeO said...

Beautiful picture and such stunning little birds!

eileeninmd said...

Nice post and great shots of the WT SParrow.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I havent seen birds here now i think they started migrating. You capture the bird so clearly. great shot

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Kerri said...

Pretty! We have a TON of these here - they hang out at my house all winter :)

Gary said...

Great photos!! I wonder if they're the same ones we have here. Boom & Gary,from The Vermilon River,N.Ont., Canada.

ksdoolittle said...

"Oh, Can-a-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" Here that all summer long during my hikes in Cape Breton!! I think I love it because it's one of the few birds I can id by ear!! ~karen