Why, it's a white throated sparrow feeding on the ground of my neighbor's yard!
Can you see him? I know it's really hard. I can only zoom 3x and I also zoomed in on the computer too! Look for the little yellow spot on the birds head, accented by a black and white stripe. See him?!?
This one is more difficult. He is facing left and is camouflaged against the dirt floor. Difficulty spotting is definitely a 9 on the scale. Don't feel bad if you can't find him, if he weren't hopping around I would have missed him too!
Let's Learn About the White Throated Sparrow:
- 6-7" bird
- Yellow spot on head called, lore.
- White or tan stripe with black on crown.
- White patch on throat.
- Migrates in the Chicago area, spends their winters in the southern part of the state.
- Eats insects, fruit, seeds, will feed on the ground beneath feeders. (where mine were)