by Shirley Jerome
(New Bern, NC)

On 10/29/10 these 2 birds arrived at my feeder outside my office in New Bern, NC. They were there midday today, 10/30, as well. The distinquishing feature is the light orange colored band around their necks. However, their colors are quite different, leading me to think this is a male & female - but I'm new at this. One is a predominantly gray while the other has very detailed wing markings. I have been unable to find any help on the web identifying them. Hopefully my photos will be clear enough for you to help me.


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Nov 03, 2010
by: Anonymous

It does certainly look like a female house sparrow. The other does not look like the pictures I found of a male house sparrow, but these 2 are always together. I saw them again today, 11/3, at my feeder. Today was a little rainy, so I couldn't get a good look at the little mystery one. Thanks for the info, Susan. I hope someone will be able to definitively identify the other one.
Shirley Jerome

Oct 31, 2010
House Sparrow
by: Susan

One of them is a house sparrow.

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