Date: 5/26/19 9:36 am From: Claudia Jenks <mcjenks...> Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: Bird Identification Help
Thanks to all who responded to my inquiry. The consensus was a leucistic female house sparrow. I really appreciate the help.
Claudia Jenks Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County
-----Original Message----- From: <wisbirdn-bounce...> [mailto:<wisbirdn-bounce...>] On Behalf Of tracy chiconas (Redacted sender "tchiconas" for DMARC) Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:11 AM To: <wisbirdn...>; Claudia Jenks Subject: [wisb] Re: RFI: Bird Identification Help
Hi, That is a very interesting looking bird! It looks like a female House Sparrow to me w/leuism to me, but it is fascinating how the white pattern appears to match on both wings. Did you get any replies for ID on this bird? Thank you.
- Tracy Chiconas Mil Wi <tchiconas...>
On Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:02:47 PM CDT, Claudia Jenks <mcjenks...> wrote:
I'm Claudia Jenks from Fort Atkinson (Jefferson County). I am retired now and have more time to pay attention to the birds we have been feeding. Although I have been watching our backyard birds most of my life I am a total novice and know only the most common feeder birds. We saw a bird ground feeding today that I thought was a regular house sparrow until I saw the white wing tips. It didn't match any of the pictures of immature house sparrows that I found so maybe it is just a variant?
I took some pictures through the window and they can be found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56703178. My apologies for the quality of the pictures and for asking about a bird that is probably a house sparrow! The zoom on our camera isn't great and the area where the feed and feeders are located is mostly shaded. And unfortunately the house sparrows, starlings and grackles like the same feed we put out for doves, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals and blue jays, etc. :(
I have enjoyed reading about the birding adventures and the many birds that visit our state.
Thank you for your time, Claudia Jenks Fort Atkinson Jefferson County