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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What Field Sparrows eat

Field Sparrow photo via Wikimedia Commons
Pay attention to flocks of sparrows under your feeders. Mid-October is the Field Sparrows peak migration through Michigan. They winter in most of the south eastern states below Michigan. You may see these smaller, warm-colored birds foraging in flocks that contain multiple species of sparrows during migration.

Field Sparrows eat mainly grass seeds, throughout the year. Grass seeds make up less than 50% of their diet in the summer, but more than 90% in the winter. In the summer they also eat adult and larval insects and spiders. At the feeders they would look for millet, or sunflower seeds.

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