another sparrow among the House Sparrows at the feeders. He was eating No-mess blend bird food at the feeder.
Song Sparrows often have a dark spot in the center of their streaked breast and dark feathers under the bill that look like mutton
chops. The Song Sparrow lives up to its name, being one of the most persistent
singers throughout the spring and summer. The scientific name Melodia means "melody" in Greek. Click here to hear the song.
All of October Song Sparrows migrate though mid-Michigan. In recent decades, mild winters and an abundance of backyard bird
feeders have enticed an increasing number of Song Sparrows to overwinter
in Michigan. Sunflower seeds, millet, peanuts and peanut butter suet are some of the most popular foods that attract Song Sparrows to tray or ground bird feeders.
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