Maybe getting insects that are embedded in tires? I've certainly seen house
sparrows going for insects on car grilles in parking lots.

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 9:38 AM, d...@cornell.edu <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> Feisty House Sparrows were landing on my car tires yesterday!
>  I was sitting in parked car in driveway doing something & saw them all
> fly from bush down onto front tire! They made noise while there.
> Perhaps emulating the Black Vultures in The Everglades trying to chew off
> the rubber??
>
> Donna Scott
> Lansing by Cay. Lake
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Nov 8, 2017, at 8:58 AM, AB Clark <anneb.cl...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Among a lot of feisty House Finches, I think it is just one American Tree
> Sparrow—the first I have seen this fall.  But the flock is flitting in and
> out, so maybe more.
>
> Anne B Clark
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