Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Monday, January 28, 2013

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrows have been reported all over OBOL land (Oregon Birders On Line) and I was excited to have one show up here last fall. Then it disappeared. Then another reappeared, but the new one was a white-striped color morph while the first one had been a tan-stripe. Then the white-stripe disappeared and a tan one reappeared. Now a white-stripe is back. Or maybe has been here but they don't come out to eat on the same day? Or maybe these White-throated Sparrows move from place to place and the ones we see one day are not the ones we see the next day. Who knows. Here is the current version on our farm.


  1. Good photo. Little birdies like that do not always pose.

    1. Thanks, Don. Since you're a nature photographer, you likely know that I took 20 to get that one good one. :-) But I feed seed in front of the barn daily so the birds are quite used to me and it's easy to get close. I just stand still and wait for them to eat their way close enough for my point and shoot camera.