This is a Lincoln's Sparrow, as near as I could figure it. The nest was in our front yard in the tree next to this one and the offspring kept mom-or dad--busy bringing food.
I haven't seen it around for several days. After I took this picture I tried to find the nest and junior came flying out.
I think it flew the coop recently and that makes the parents free to go about their important bird business.
It's getting on that time of year when the birds who are only here for the summer pack their beaks for the trip south. I'm sorry to see them go as the yard gets pretty quiet once they leave.
We've had a few pine siskins around, and we have our faithful goldfinches, but I think this is the first year Lincoln's Sparrows have blessed us.
I hope they nest here often.