Sparrow-size, but bigger breasted, and sits very still for a long time.
Photo taken July, northern New Jersey.
What is this bird ?
Brown-headed Cowbird, female or juvenile
A friend suggested 'female house finch'. How would you differentiate them ?
House Finch is smaller, and has a different shape head (without the 'Roman nose' effect that the Cowbird has).
I'd call this a recently fledged one. My neighborhood is inundated with this species.
This message was edited Jul 12, 2013 8:06 PM