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Meet the Song Sparrow July 9, 2010

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Birds, Nature, pictures.

Song Sparrow

The little fellow in the picture is a Song Sparrow. Although they are common in Louisa County, you’ll rarely see one in town. They prefer thickets beside streams and meadows near water. You can identify them by their songs and the big brown spot in the center of their striped chests. American Tree Sparrows and Lark Sparrows also have a single big spot, but they lack the stripes.

This picture was taken from a bridge just southwest of town. A road sign enabled me to approach the bird unseen and then walk out onto the bridge about fifteen feet away from him. Since I wasn’t moving toward him, he ignored my presence.



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