Bird I have never seen before

by Leona Kelly
(Cape Breton Nova Scotia Canada)

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting

We have a bird in our yard for the past two weeks.....we have never seen anything like it before....It is small like a sparrow....White with black striped wings...Most of the bird is white....It sits on the ground eating the seeds......Stays here all day!



Comment
Hi Leona. Looks like a Snow Bunting. He is no doubt enroute north to the Arctic tundra.
Once it reaches his destination, these cheerful little foragers fatten on a seed diet picked up where other birds would starve. Instead of hopping, it walks over the frozen fields and rarely perches higher than a bush or fence rail, for it comes very near being a ground bird. Enjoy, while he takes a rest in your yard!

Susan

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Bahamian beauty

    Nov 21, 17 10:29 PM

    All white except on the ventral tufts which are turquoise. We live in Tortola

    Read More

  2. shmr341

    Nov 18, 17 12:21 AM

    we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find

    Read More

  3. id,ed at last

    Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM

    i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it

    Read More