Unknown bird

by Michael
(High Point, NC)

I saw bird outside my window at work I have never seen before. I am not an expert, just like birds and have a few feeders at home, and one outside my window at work. I tried searching on a few websites I use but was not able to find a bird that matched what I saw for sure. The bird is small, a bit smaller than a robin. It's head, back, and wings were all the saw color of a darker brown. It's belly is white/cream or buff, and it's sides under the wings were a bit lighter shade of brown maybe even slightly reddish. It has dark eyes and a dark cone-like beak. While I was watching it, it was digging with both feet in the mulch and picking out feed that had fallen out of the feeder above it. I wish I would have tried to take a picture, but if it returns I will try to catch a pic. It has really got me interested since I have never seen it before and can't seem to find out what it is. Thanks in advance for any help!

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Mar 21, 2014
Unknown Bire NEW
by: Gwen

I'd guess junco, they can be black, brown or charcoal grey.

Mar 21, 2014
unknown bird NEW
by: Brook

I'm fairly certain it would be a sparrow but I don't know what kind. I'm not familiar with your area. Try looking for a pic of a fox sparrow online or other sub species. It is the size of most of them.

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