Lovely little American Tree Sparrow

The American Tree Sparrow looks very similar to the House Sparrow, however ther is one ID feature on this sparrow that helps to ID it. Threre is a black spot on the breast (front) of the bird.

The American Tree Sparrow nests in the high lattitudes but comes south in the winter. It usually forges for food on the ground and can be seen around bird feeders in the winter. You will have to look closely as it is very similar to the House Sparrow, except for the black spot. Plus it is a little smaller than the House Sparrow. It has a brownisk crown, unlike the common Redpoll that has a red crown.

Useally if you see one there will be more.

Look for them this winter around your bird feeders.