This is the best photo that I took in New Hampshire.
I thought he was an American Tree Sparrow until a friend of mine said her place is surrounded by Chipping Sparrows. Well! It turns out that they look extremely similar because they both have rufous caps and lines through their eyes. The main different is that Chipping Sparrows have a black line and American Tree Sparrows have rufous lines. Chipping sparrows also have black beaks and American Tree Sparrows have a yellow bottom beak. Here’s the American Tree Sparrow:
Supposedly they’re in Utah during the summer, but it must be in select locations because I’ve never seen them. On the other hand, the Chipping Sparrows were absolutely everywhere in New England. They especially liked the dairy where we got ice cream.
All about birds says that Chipping Sparrows are often found on the ground and in shrubs. Ya think?