To many birders, immature Robins can appear as a mystery bird that is difficult to identify. Robins belong to the Thrush (Turdidae) Family of birds. The give-a-way is the long down-turned beak common to Thrushes and Robins. That is why an immature Robin may appear as a type of Thrush. Thrush means, Wanderer.
These small-sized sparrows love water. Common over much of the continent is the little Chipping Sparrow. Originally a bird of open pine woods and edges, it has adapted well to altered landscapes. It now nests in gardens and parks in many areas, its tame behavior making it well-known and popular.
Setophaga coronata (Crowned Moth-eater) There are two varieties of the Yellow-rumped Warbler - Audubon's Warbler found in western states, and the Myrtle Warbler typically seen in eastern states. Pictured is a male Audubon's Warbler.