Pennsylvania Game News - January 2019 - 61

By Marcia Bonta

I

SWEPT an inch of snow from our
back porch late last January, and I
no sooner spread seed before a throng
of dark-eyed juncos and white-throated,
song and American tree sparrows
mobbed the porch.
One sparrow looked different from
the rest, and fed by itself.
With its rusty-red cap, it resembled
an American tree sparrow, but it lacked
a dot on its breast, and a gray eyebrow
line, throat and neck. Its whitish eyebrow line and white throat, told me it
was a male chipping sparrow.

American tree sparrows are nicknamed "winter chippies," because of
their resemblance to chipping sparrows.
But the tree sparrows at the feeder
continually chased off the chipping
sparrow, seeming to know the bird was
not part of their tribe.
Still, I was pleased the chipping sparrow appeared on a Project FeederWatch
day, because I'd never recorded one
in winter on the central Pennsylvania
mountaintop where we live, although
they are regular breeders here in spring
and summer.

Winter
Visitor
A rare treat

JANUARY 2019

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