Little Brown Birds

A family of birds that tends to rank lower on our list of favourites is the sparrows.

These small songbirds don’t attract much attention but some species have characteristics that make them stand out. The song of the White-throated Sparrow is arguably one of the sweetest sounds in nature and is synonymous with the north woods. The White-crowned Sparrow has a perky erect posture and pleasant song and the Song Sparrow is one of the most common breeding species in the southern part of the province.

White Crowned Sparrow Photo Credits – Brian Morin
White Throated Sparrow Photo Credits – Brian Morin

This is sparrow time. Migrating flocks are stopping in forested areas, in parks, along country roads and in our yards as they make their way south. Some will overwinter but most head out with the next north wind. They prefer to feed on the ground where they scratch in leaves for food so sprinkling mixed seed will be appreciated.

Happy Birding!

By Brian Morin

Publisher of Ontario Birding News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.