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Right now, White-throated Sparrows are arriving for the winter throughout the lower Susquehanna valley.  They are common inhabitants of brushy fields and woodlot edges.  “White-throats” are a bit fussy about spending time in suburban gardens, not liking things overly “tidy”.  They are often seen feeding upon weed seeds near or on the ground and can be attracted to white millet and cracked corn scattered atop a short stump or flat boulder.  Listen for the male’s song, typically heard beginning in the spring ahead of and during migration back to the breeding grounds, a whistled “old-sam-peabody-peabody-peabody” that they sometimes can’t resist practicing on a sunny winter day.

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