American white-crowned sparrow on rare visit to England


This video from the USA is called White Crowned Sparrow at the beach in Cambria, California.

This video is called White Crowned Sparrow In Bennington Vermont Autumn 2007.

From British daily The Independent:

No privacy for white-crowned sparrow on rare visit to Britain

By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor

Published: 10 January 2008

Question: when does a sparrow excite more birdwatchers than an eagle would? Answer: when it’s a white-crowned sparrow from the United States, hopping around in Norfolk.

Hundreds of twitchers have been thronging the village of Cley Next The Sea to see the extremely rare visitor, which has only been seen three times in Britain before, and never in southern England.

Theories for its arrival include it being blown off course by gales, or hitching a ride on a ship. But whatever the reason, it appeared this week in the garden of Richard and Sue Bending, who moved their bird feeder into the road, with the sparrow following, so watchers could get a good view. And they have been doing so – in throngs.

This week’s featured bird is one that can make your day chipper when it appears at your feeders – the chipping sparrow is a lovely sparrow with colorful breeding markings, and even in its even more camouflaged winter garb, it is still an attractive and welcome bird. But how much do you know about these bright birds, and how can you invite them to your feeders? Here.

Nelson’s sparrow: here.

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