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Enjoying winter sparrows at feeders

December 9, 2012
Scott Shalaway , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The diversity of backyard birds fuels their appeal. Cardinals and blue jays are spectacularly beautiful. Chickadees, titmice, and nuthatches sparkle with personality. Woodpeckers entertain. But some, the nondescript native sparrows we call "LBBs" (little brown birds), avoid the spotlight by simply feeding on the ground. Ground feeders are nice to have around because they help clean up the seeds other birds kick to the ground.

 
 

 

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