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Learning more about Little Brown Birds/Sparrows

Getting Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count, and last presently scheduled pre-GBBC February 18, 19, 20, 21, 2011.Click on headline for story with CM Birds of Kentucky Sparrow Album. Nine local photos, and adding. And plea for photographers to share missing ones

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There seems to be a much higher interest in Sparrows, and respect for, "Little Brown Birds" in preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Usually, All About Birds carries the best information any species. And there is great information at the website.

But there's a chart on the Kenyon.edu website which makes identification of sparrows easier. Here's the link: Sparrows: more than just "little brown birds"The chart shows the Song Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, and the somewhat similar White-Crowned and White-Throated Sparrow.

Next Birding 101 Class, with Wendy Butler Burt and Barbara Armitage, Friday Evening, February 11 6:30pmCT, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY. Phone Barbara Armitage at (270) 250-2979 or ask any Adair County Garden Club member for more information.



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Birds of Kentucky: Chipping Sparrow



2009-05-30 - Shelbyville, KY - Photo by Pen.
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Birds of Kentucky: Sparrow



2010-01-16 - Shelby County, KY - Photo by Pen.
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Birds of Kentucky: House Sparrow



2010-02-22 - Photo by Pen.
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Birds of Kentucky: House Sparrow, drinking



2010-05-31 - Photo by John E. Moss (c) John E. Moss.. E. Cumberland AV, Jamestown, Russell Co., KY
At The Birdbath: Hot and humid weather draws many like this House Sparrow to the birdbath for a refreshing drink. Photograph taken May 31, 2010 by John E. Moss.

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Birds of Kentucky: Baby Sparrow



2010-06-16 - Photo by John E. Moss (c) John E. Moss.. East Cumberland AV, Jamestown, Russell Co., KY
Where Did She Go? A garbage can cover works just fine as a resting place for a new sparrow not long out of the nest. This youngster paused for a moment waiting for its mother to return or call for it to follow. Photograph taken June 16, 2010 by John E. Moss.

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Birds of Kentucky: Fox Sparrow



2011-01-23 - Lampton Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo By Derek Coomer.
A Fox Sparrow, a winter, non-breeding visitor made a stop on Lampton Lane on Christmas Day, 2010, and was captured in this shot by Derek Coomer. According to All About Birds, the Fox Sparrow has a unique way of scratching through litter around a bird feeder by kicking back with both feet. To read the entire entry, click to All About Birds: Fox Sparrow. There's also a typical voice audio at the link. Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.

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Birds of Kentucky: Chipping Sparrow



2011-02-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
A male Chipping Sparrow fattens himself up in preparation for the Great Backyard Bird Count. These little guys are among prettiest of the many types of sparrows prevalent in our area. They sport a distinct black eye stripe, a red head, a dark beak and two distinct white wing stripes. -George Kolbenschlag For more information, click to All About Birds: Chipping Sparrow

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Birds of Kentucky: White-Crowned Sparrow



2011-02-06 - Adair Co., KY - Photo by Tony Streeval.
Adair Countians are paying more attention to Little Brown Birds this year.. This is a White-Crowned Sparrow. For more on the bird, see All About Birds: White-Crowned Sparrow Seen in the ColumbiaMagazine group on Flickr.

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Birds of Kentucky: Little Song Sparrow well camouflaged



2011-02-07 - 1535 Bull Run RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by Barbara Armitage.
"When the Hawks are flying over head," writes Barbara Armitage, "this little Song Sparrow is glad hes not a Cardinal. His natural camouflage helps him to blend in perfectly in my new garden." She adds, "I LOVE it that we are all talking about those 'little brown birds.'"

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