That is if you go by what birds visit our feeding area.
This is a Swamp Sparrow. To me it looks like a mix of the Chipping Sparrow and the White-throated Sparrow. In one of our field guides (I think Crossley’s), it says it is sometimes called a sparrow with no neck.
I was very much hoping it would come back this year. Not only because we like most visitors that come to our feeders, but what a conversation starter among birders! We get Swamp Sparrows coming to our feeders.
If you do not know this, the Swamp Sparrow is the bird that got me personally interested in birding. Sure, we would try to identify what came to the feeders and we enjoyed them, but to have such a “novelty” come made me wonder what is out there that never even touches our mowed yard. It’s been about a year now that we’ve sought and learned about the birds and we’ve barely touched the surface.
7I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
8Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against me are sworn against me.