|A sweet American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) pulls seed from brush in our backyard.|
|...a weed seed eating demon!|
|The two-toned yellow and black bill, and the stickpin in the center of his chest are two identifying field marks of the American Tree Sparrow...not to mention his jaunty rusty cap!|
|...a pretty bird in beautiful snow! I can never resist head-on shots of the winter birds.|
|The warm chocolate browns, caramels, and rusty oranges are beautiful against the white snow.|
Don't clean your yard up in the fall...birds like it messy!
I always leave flower heads, weedy areas, and brushy areas for the birds in winter. The little sparrows can't resist these wild pockets in a suburban yard. I've let a section of my yard "go wild" with goldenrod, black-eyed susans, purple coneflowers, and grasses and I can always find something interesting hiding out in the brush...