Are its feathers fluffed out? If so, it probably is ill.  When it leaves, I 
would carefully clean the feeder.

Regi 



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> On Nov 5, 2018, at 3:15 PM, Deborah Schmidle <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> 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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