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Song Sparrow Chick... Best on Black


While I was taking photos of the Robins nest close to my window, I discovered a second nest but this time with Sparrows. The next morning, just checking on the Robins, I found this little guy singing and kind of wandering what to do next. Two minutes later the mom came, moved him a little higher and feed him.


I found them a lot smaller that the American Robin chicks.


Their size: 5-6" (13-15 cm) Female and male look alike. The female build the nest, and they have two broods per year. Their eggs are pale blue to green with reddish brownish markings. The female incubates the eggs for 14 days. Both feed the young ones from 9 to 12 days.


They feed on insects, seeds, but rarely visits bird feeders.


Non migratory birds, partial here in PA.


Their song is very high and unique!


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Taken on July 1, 2012