[Tweeters] Re: Breeding Chipping Sparrow in Seattle

Jane Hadley hadleyj1725 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 23:19:11 PDT 2015

On June 25, 2013 (two years ago), my husband and I saw a pair of
Chipping Sparrows with a recent fledgling who was begging from some
grass at the base of a tree on Pike Street between 31st and 32nd Avenues
in the Madrona neighborhood in Seattle. We have pictures.

On June 11, 2009, we saw a single adult Chipping Sparrow in a puddle at
the Jefferson Golf Course in Seattle.

Jane Hadley
Seattle, WA

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> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:00:10 -0700

> From: FRANK BROWN<franklauriebrown at msn.com>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Breeding Chipping Sparrow in Seattle

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> I saw an adult chipping sparrow in my north Seattle yard a couple months ago for the first time. I assumed it was just a spring migrant. It hung around for two days and disappeared.

> Starting last weekend, I saw an adult chipping sparrow again, every now and then. I assumed it was a post-breeding migrant or lost bird.

> I was surprised today when I saw it again, on my platform feeder, picking up seeds and feeding two begging young. So, it must be the same bird, which stayed around the yard somewhere and nested.

> I think breeding chipping sparrows are unusual in Seattle, so I thought it worthwhile to report it to Tweeters.

> Frank Brown North Seattle North Park neighborhood (north of Greenwood, south of Bitter Lake, east of Greenwood Avenue, behind the cemeteries)

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