Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Sparrows Part 1

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

December 31, 2013


 Wishing everyone all the best in 2014,  a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!

May each day of the New Year
bring happiness, good cheer
and sweet surprises
to you and all your dear ones!
Happy New Year!

For my post I am sharing some Sparrow's I have seen during various birding outings.. One bird (photos are from my archives) was a special Sparrow not usually seen in Maryland the Harris's Sparrow.




Above is a Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow and the  Fox Sparrow


 This shot shows the dark head of the  Harris's Sparrow on the ground behind the Fox Sparrow. And along with the others I mentioned above.


One of my New Year goals.. I am trying to arranged my blog and labels showing all my life birds seen at different times of course..So, I may be sharing some archived birds on more recent post. 



Above are the White-throated Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Fox Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and a Robin.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pretty sparrows and birds.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to our host Michelle our host Stewart.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

68 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    Thanks for kind wishes, mine in return for a very happy new year and many great photo opportunities!
    That Harris's sparrow is magnificent, first time I see it!
    Keep well!!

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  2. Nice pictures .. I wish you a happy 2014 .. Kisses from Spain

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  3. Hi Eileen,
    I wish you all the best for 2014 !!!
    Thank you very much for all your kind comments during the whole year 2013.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  4. Thanks for your wishes Eileen

    Wish you all the best in 2014.

    Warm greetings, Joop

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  5. ...sweet little birds Eileen; best wishes for the new year ahead

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  6. I am enjoying some firsts . . . the Fox and Harris Sparrows. So much I learn from you. Happy 2014!

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  7. Happy New Year!! i love saying that ... so happy! have a great time celebrating. ( :

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  8. Hello Eileen,
    Thanks for kind wishes, I wish you a very happy New Year.

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  9. Lovely pictures! Love your bird photos :) Happy New Year, Eileen

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  10. it's nice to see the sparrows, they don't get near the attention they should!! i think they are just lovely!!

    my robins are gone till spring, i always look forward to their return!!

    happy 2014 eileen, i hope it's filled with fun, great walks in the woods and lot's of joy!!

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  11. Tomorrow I will be out trying to see how many different kinds of sparrows I can find - it's becoming a New Year's tradition atmy house.I hope they have not ALL flown to Maryland. ;))

    I wish you all the best in 2014!

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  12. Happy birding in 2014, Eileen! I hope you see many new lifers and I look forward to seeing all your bird photos.

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  13. Wonderful little sparrows ~ I see them as special ~ Great idea to organize and recycle some photos ~ I know I have so many ~ Happy and Healthy New Year to you ~ carol, xxx

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  14. I never realized there were so many varieties of sparrows. My hubby has a bird feeder next to our back window, and I love watching the birds that visit. Happy New Year to you!

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  15. Gesundes, neues Jahr!!
    ♥lich,*Manja*

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  16. we get harris' here but not fox! would love to see one of those beauties. :)

    happy new year, eileen! blessings wished to you and your family - hug that goldie girl for me, too!

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  17. Have a Happy New Year! Great shots!

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  18. With the exception of a few that I'm familiar with, sparrows can be tricky for me to ID. Kinda like most warblers. Have a Happy New Year, Eileen!

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  19. Hello Eileen!!!Wonderful pictures of this special sparrow bird!!!!Wishing to you and your family Happy New Year 2014,with joy and happiness!!All the best!!Happy holidays!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  20. Lovely photos of birds.
    I wish you all the best and happiness in New Year !

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  21. With my 4 cats it would be difficult to take such nice photos !
    Wish you a happy New Year !

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  22. Happy 2014 to you and yours. My wish for you is a year full of lots of JOY, PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS.

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  23. Congrats on your special spotting! I've gotten several new species the last week of this year and can't wait to see what else is out there. I hope 2014 brings you many more new lifers!!! Thank you for your meme and visits to my blog. :)

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  24. Happy New Year Eileen, to you and yours, with hopes for many photo opportunities, birdies galore, health and happiness, with fine weather thrown in for luck. Greetings from Jean

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  25. Wishing you a wonderful new year full of joy, happiness and good luck!
    Nice blog !
    Welcome to my blogs, looking forward to your comments there !

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  26. Very cute little birds! Nice shots. Wishing you a very happy new year!

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  27. And to you, my friend, the same warm wishes! Continue to savor nature...it teaches us much!...:)JP

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  29. ❊ * 。❊ 。 ❊2014 ❊ 。 * ❊
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  30. I cant say it enough, Eileen. May you, your husband, your son and Goldie Girl have a wonderfully safe, healthy and happy 2014. Jo

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  31. I like the idea of your showing a list of your life birds. These are very active ones that you have in this post.

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  32. I had a Harris's Sparrow here earlier this winter. Don't see any Fox Sparrows here though. I always enjoy your blog, and am looking forward to seeing a lot more of your photography in 2014. Happy New Year!

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  33. We have quite a variety of sparrows here as well. I have never seen a Fox or Harris though. Happy New Year to you and yours Eileen!

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  34. Great mixture of birds. Happy New Year.

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  35. A nice collection of sparrows! A very happy New Year to you and your family!

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  36. A very Happy New Year to you and your family.
    I wish you a year of happiness and sunshine.

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  37. These are lovely! Happy New Year, Eileen!

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  38. We only have two sparrows here, and both are introduced!

    Thanks for all the comments during the year!

    Cheers and have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  39. Dearest Eileen;
    Oh, lovely shots of pretty sparrows and birds♪♪♪ Even though I cannot differentiate them p;)

    Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year from Japan as well♡♡♡ Right now, having a bit quite new year day time with my husband.
    Lots of Love and Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

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  40. HI Eileen MAny thanks for following and commentng on my blog during 2013 and may you have many happy birding sightings in 2014. Love to see so many different Sparrows.

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  41. Happy New Year, Eileen!
    Big hug, RW & SK

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  42. Amazing how well these little characters blend in so well with the ground cover. Great to see them together.

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  43. Great to see such a veriety of birds comming to your seed, and what a mass of seed, well done.
    All the best Gordon. And all the best for 2014

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  44. lovely photos, we only have two species of sparrows over here so it's always interesting to see all your diffrent sparrows

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  45. Excellent pictures; happy new year 2014.

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  46. My...they all seem to be getting along so well!!! That's great. Excellent post as always Eileen.

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  47. Happy New Year, Eileen! Wish you all the best for 2014

    And thanks for all the comments during the year!

    Irene

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  48. happy new year! i wish that all your wishes are fulfilled this year!
    xoxo

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  49. Hi Eileen
    They are some very exotic sparrows, not the common garden ones we get around here, great finds and photography!
    May you have an amazing year!
    Wren x

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  50. I love to watch even the simplest of birds. They are so sweet.

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  51. To miło zobaczyć ptaka, który u Was nie jest często spotykany.
    Życzę wspaniałego i spokojnego 2014 roku !
    It's nice to see a bird that at you is not uncommon.
    I wish you a wonderful and peaceful 2014!

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  52. Welcome in the New Year!
    Lovely wishes.
    I wish you a happy New Year.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Lucia

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  53. Hello Eileen. Hope I'm not dirupting your festivities today. Called by to wish you and yours a Wonderful 2014. Glad I did as I caught up with Harris's Sparrow too, a lifer if I ever get to see one.

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  54. How well they seem to blend with the landscape, according to nature's plan, I suppose! Good shots!

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  55. Hi Eileen, Nice shots! I have not yet seen any sparrows around here where I live. Maybe I will see some in various parks - I hope so. Happy New Year to you, and your family!

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  56. Happy New year! I always enjoy your shots.

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  57. A nice post for WBW!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  58. Happy New Year to you and your family..

    Good luck organizing the label Eileen!

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  59. cool images. The birds seem to be very busy :)

    Happy New Year.

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  60. I am just across the Potomac in Virginia and will keep an eye out for these sparrows. Thanks for the lesson. Dianne

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  61. Neat photos of the sparrows and other little birds Eileen. It's amazing how many different kinds of sparrows there are.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  62. Happy New year Eileen.
    All the best to you and yours,
    Willow

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  63. A great selection of birds, all in one shot.

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  64. I bought a guidebook just on sparrow id... I need it.. This is great. Happy New Year Eileen... hugs.. Michelle

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