Re: [Saskbirds] Chipping Sparrow feeding Kingbirds... Was: A squirrel story
- Thanks Mary Ann that was fun to watch. Donna
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Ann
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 7:16 PM
Subject: [Saskbirds] Chipping Sparrow feeding Kingbirds... Was: A squirrel story
I can't believe I found it so quickly... here it is! Turn on your
sound and ENJOY!!!
a.. your group on the web, go to:
b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Donna's right, that was a fun thing to watch Mary Ann. Those little
Chipping Sparrows seem to feed everyone. I'm thinking if Audrey
doesn't believe the young one is a Chipping Sparrows that the adult
Chipping Sparrow is feeding in her yard, it probably isn't. She says
it seems larger than the Chipping Sparrow already and the bill doesn't
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Ann" <dudra.m@s...> wrote:
> I can't believe I found it so quickly... here it is! Turn on your
> sound and ENJOY!!!
> - Mary Ann
> --- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Ann" <dudra.m@s...> wrote:
> > I will try to find the link I had. If I do find it, I will check
> > out to see if it is still an active link.
> > It was about a little Chipping Sparrow going to the nest of an
> > Eastern Kingbird and feeding the young whenever the Kingbirds left
> > the nest to go in search of food. The little Kingbirds were being
> > very well fed... with the worms Chipper would bring them, plus the
> > bugs the parents brought in.
> > You are also right, Pete... it was John and Janet Foster doing the
> > video, etc.
> > Wish me luck,
> > - Mary Ann
> > http://dudrl.sasktelwebsite.net/
> > -- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "el_supremo01" <el_supremo01@y...>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi Val,
> > >
> > > > Their Chipping Sparrows have a young one. She's not convinced
> > > > the young one being fed is a Chipping Sparrow though (it's not a
> > > > Cowbird for sure) but it looks more like a House Finch baby.
> > > > this be?
> > >
> > > A couple of years ago there was a video clip on the Discovery
> > Channel
> > > website about a Chipping Sparrow that was feeding the young of
> > > another species in their nest. I forget what the other species
> > > but the adults of that species were also still feeding their own
> > > chicks and the CHSP would nip in to feed the chicks whenever
> > > parents weren't around.
> > > I think it was Mary Ann who sent me the link to that video but I
> > seem
> > > to have lost it. Maybe it's not on the site anyway. IIRC the
> > > was by John and Janet Foster.
> > >
> > > Best Wishes
> > > Pete
- I am glad you guys enjoyed the little video... (and thank you Pete,
for reminding me about it!) I know I really enjoyed it the first
time I saw it on the Discovery Channel, and was thrilled when I found
the same video stored on the internet!! I think I watched it 3 times
right after I first discovered it on the 'net, and have been through
it again a couple times the past day or so for old times sake!! It
still brings a smile to my lips and puts a song in my heart when I
see little Chipper helping out!!!
- Mary Ann, Swift Current
--- In Saskbirds@yahoogroups.com, "valndoyle" <val_doyle_thomas@h...>
> Donna's right, that was a fun thing to watch Mary Ann. Those littledoesn't
> Chipping Sparrows seem to feed everyone. I'm thinking if Audrey
> doesn't believe the young one is a Chipping Sparrows that the adult
> Chipping Sparrow is feeding in her yard, it probably isn't. She says
> it seems larger than the Chipping Sparrow already and the bill
> look right.