American Tree Sparrow – Nov 6, 2006

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A neighbor just sent over a picture of an American Tree Sparrow that was visiting her feeder. These wonderful little sparrows only show up in Minnesota during fall and spring migration. They have a rufous cap that they can flare up when they get excited like the one in the picture. The field mark that is always reliable is the black spot on their unstreaked breast. The other unusual part about this picture is the Junco actually sitting on the feeder, they usually prefer feeding on the ground.

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