[TN-Bird] Re: Chipping sparrow

  • From: Sam Lawson <legosw17@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:21:05 -0500

Sorry! I live in Memphis, Shelby county. Also, I had an almost completely 
molted male goldfinch and a molted female at my feeders after at least a month 
of absence. 

Sam Lawson

> On Mar 25, 2014, at 11:38 PM, <dickpreston@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Hi Sam,
> 
> Good question. Chipping Sparrow distribution in the mid-south is a bit 
> complicated. There is a small resident population. Their numbers are 
> increased during spring migration by birds that winter to the south of us. 
> Most of those birds continue well north of us to breed, although some may 
> stay locally and nest. The reverse is true during fall migration. Some of 
> those northern birds will stay the winter here, while most continue further 
> south. The short answer is that Chipping Sparrows can be found around Memphis 
> in any month, although they are uncommon during summer (the resident 
> population is small). I have found nests with either eggs or young in Shelby 
> Forest, Shelby Farms and even my yard in Munford (Tipton Co.). They prefer 
> evergreens, especially pines. They are often found close to homes with low 
> ornamental type evergreens, like juniper.
> 
> One thing to remember: when posing questions like this on tn-bird, include 
> your city/town and county/state. Bird distribution varies widely from one end 
> of the state to the other. Location will help folks respond more accurately, 
> since many subscribers aren't even from Tennessee.
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Dick Preston
> 
> 
> 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:38 PM
> Subject: [TN-Bird] Chipping sparrow
> 
> Just had a chipping sparrow at my feeder. It's a new yard bird for me. Are 
> they summer birds?
> 
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