I'm trying hard to learn some of these little brown guys that I don't know as well. There were lots of these at the small wetland I visited a week ago. But I wanted to verify the ID with a birder friend.
He says it's definitely Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea.
They arrive in the fall and spend the winter here. Of course, the big problem with so many of these sparrows is that they don't let you get a very clear view of them. However, you can see the rusty crown (similar to a chipping sparrow), but this one has a bi-colored beak. Check for that!
Then you can try to separate it from the Swamp Sparrow. Finally I got a clear front shot at one. The throat is not white, as it would be in the Swamp Sparrow, and it has that light central spot.
Well, whether you care which sparrow it is or not, it's very cute!
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