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Immature Chipping Sparrow visits

Juvenile Chipping Sparrow on the back deck eating dropped seeds 20160830-18

Either we had a Chipping Sparrow nest nearby or I guess it could just be passing through because now we have a juvenile Chipping Sparrow on the deck! It just showed up a few days ago and may be gone already now. Here’s a few pictures of the tiny brown bird.

Juvenile Chipping Sparrow on the back deck eating dropped seeds 20160830-18
Juvenile Chipping Sparrow on the back deck eating dropped seeds.

Note this young bird doesn’t have the solid chestnut-colored cap on its head like I would expect from an adult bird making me label this a juvenile Chipping Sparrow.

Chipping Sparrow from behind on the back deck 20160830-19
Chipping Sparrow from behind on the back deck.
Chipping Sparrow from the side also showing the top of its head 20160830-20
Chipping Sparrow from the side also showing the top of its head.

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