Small light brown with very short tail

by Andrea Nellius
(Northern Virginia USA)

Northern Virginia, first-time visitor to birdfeeder. A bit more than one-third the size of a cardinal who wanted the feeder to herself. Egg-shaped rather than skinny. I think it had small beak. Light brown all over. Might have had a darker eyebrow

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Mar 15, 2015
Thanks, Art NEW
by: Andrea

Many thanks. I found a photo of a house wren that had the all-over light brown coloring I remembered. The wrens I've seen before always had the perky, cocked up tail. The Carolina wren always does. But looking at multiple pix of the house wren some had tails up and some had tails down. This baby sure was skittish and got scared away by sparrows as well as the cardinals. Thanks again, it's so much more enjoyable knowing what you're seeing. And I'm glad to have found this site! Bless all of you for maintaining and contributing.

Mar 15, 2015
Small egg shaped Brown Bird NEW
by: Art (bequik)

From your description and that area Im going to Guess at a House Wren,I had thought of A sparrow but theres a variation in color,If you get a chance key in to search bar on P C Pictures of House wrens Enjoy.....Art

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