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Hello from Dubuque, Iowa! (1 Viewer)


Hi, during the Covid lockdown this spring, I found my self sitting on the deck watching the birds in my yard. I decided to feed them and doing online research, and soon found myself with a dozen bird feeders and hundreds of birds! I live in a small city, near a park, and was amazed at the variety of birds that I was attracting. More sparrows and starlings than I would like, but also finches, blue jays, cardinals and lot's of woodpeckers.

I am hooked now, but not so sure my neighbors like it. They do some vegetable gardening, and have recently set-up two scarecrows and a really authentic looking owl to discourage the birds, but it isn't working very well.

I look forward to gaining a lot of knowledge and with the change of season, perhaps some help identifying new birds. Here is one I'd like to share to start out. So far, it sounds like I have a leucitic sparrow on my hands. If you disagree, please reply!


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delia todd

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Hi powerspa and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

I agree, that does look like a female House Sparrow with a degree of leucism. It's always nice to have one around, as it means you can get to know an individual much easier. Hope she gets on OK.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.


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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from the east coast.

As I mentioned to you earlier in your ID post, yes, it is a leucistic sparrow and I quite like the change of colors on this Sparrow ;)

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