This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, May 14, 2010

what birds are these?

oriole 1 oriole 2
sparrows 2 sparrows 1

I always like to get confirmation on my bird identification. What do you think these are? An oriole and maybe a pair of song sparrows?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. The song sparrows are especially cute. You can tell by the streaks and the 'spot' on the chest.

May 14, 2010 2:22 PM

Blogger icebear said...

i haven't seen any orioles up here yet, but if they are visiting you right now their arrival in my area is imminent!

the song sparrows are cute and unassuming, i see them now and again in the summer, their calls are always welcome.

May 14, 2010 3:00 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

Yep, that's a Baltimore Oriole and a Song Sparrow. Song Sparrows and Lincoln's Sparrows look almost alike, but the Lincoln's would be less likely to appear in your yard.

May 14, 2010 4:26 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

These sites should help!

May 14, 2010 4:27 PM

Anonymous Nursery Industry said...

Beautiful Birds.

May 14, 2010 5:12 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the top two are Northern Orioles.

-Jack Wright

May 14, 2010 7:11 PM

Blogger Matron said...

I don't know about the US, but over here, in the absence of a clear identification the one at the bottom of your picture would be referred to as a LBJ (little brown job)!

May 15, 2010 3:21 AM


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