Thanks, Donna. 

Shortly after taking this photo, the sparrow untucked its head, looked at me, 
and when I looked back, it was gone.

We were actually about to fill the feeder when we spotted this visitor. They go 
through the feed like wildfire. Need to fill it almost daily.

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> On Nov 5, 2018, at 3:02 PM, Donna Lee Scott <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> I have seen this every so often.
> 
> Bird could be ill or injured. Perhaps it hit a window and is recovering from 
> the shock.
> Or it might just be sleeping, although that is unusual, since they sleep at 
> night. With these shorter days, I would think most birds spend all daylight 
> hours getting food.
> 
> I guess just let it be and see what happens. It might get rested and fly away.
> For now, best not to disturb it, in case it can get better. (altho it looks 
> like you need to fill the feeder at some point!)
> 
> Donna
> 
> Donna L. Scott
> 535 Lansing Station Road
> Lansing, NY 14882
> 607-533-7228, 607-379-1694
> d...@cornell.edu
> 
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> [mailto:bounce-123072986-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Deborah 
> Schmidle
> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 2:32 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bird on our feeder
> 
> This bird has been sitting on our feeder with its head tucked out of sight 
> for the last 20 minutes or so. It is breathing but I’ve never seen this kind 
> of behavior before. Has anyone seen something like this?
> 
> We are wondering if it is ill.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Deb 
> 
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