|My first sighting of a white-crowned sparrow! Photo by J.J. Meyer|
You might see White-crowned Sparrows at backyard feeders, but they are mainly ground feeders. Their foraging technique involves double-scratching, a move I like to call the "Towhee Two Step." White-crown sparrows and towhees perform a quick hop backwards to turn over leaves followed by a forward hop and pounce. They prefer the cover of low foliage and thick bushes.
Attract these birds by serving black-oil sunflower seeds, millet and cracked corn.
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