Okay… I’m a horticulturalist, not an ornithologist, so forgive me if I look silly… but I can’t figure out what type of bird this is:
My guess is some kind of sparrow. Little brown birds all look the same to me.
UPDATE 2015 – Carolina Wren ID:
Jean identified my bird visitor, so now we have a Carolina Wren ID. The Carolina wren is a helpful little insect eater. Welcome to the homestead, Carolina wren!
If you don’t have a friend like Jean, I’ve since found this book to be most helpful.
It’s hard to beat Audobon for guides. I’ve gone through their wildflower guide more times than I care to admit.
Finally, here’s another post on this lovely little Carolina wren… and the family she raised!