[CT Birds] fox sparrow,eastern towhee
wirthwitte at att.net
Fri Feb 15 01:56:06 EST 2013
I had a Fox Sparrow ground-feeding at my feeder in Milford (Woodmont side) early
Nov, then every week since 12-18. Pretty much daily since the middle of January,
and after Nemo, I have a second, larger Fox Sparrow joining Monday and
Thursday. I also had a female Eastern Towhee show up 2-8 (first day of storm)
and pretty much live at my feeder all week. They all come in together with other
sparrow species (1-2 Song Sparrows, 3-5 White-throated Sparrows, and 2-3
Juncos). One big happy family except for the Song Sparrow which frequently
charges White-throats aggressively (and even 2 male Cardinals on 1-28!).
Along with 7 Cardinals and assorted finches, I think they're one mixed-species
flock that goes around together, possibly on a circuit of neighborhood feeders?
I'm not sure if the titmice, chickadees and woodpeckers travel with them-they
might tend to stay in my yard. Do other people's feeder birds all come and go
together in a big flock?
Winie Wirth, Milford
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