Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hello Mr. Chips

One of the first Sparrows to arrive in New England are the Chipping Sparrows. Usually we see and hear them calling from tall trees, however they do spend a great deal of time foraging on the ground. They are getting settled and paired up.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Chippies have plain, off-white chests and streaked backs.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

One of the most obvious field marks is the rusty-brown cap and the black strip through the eye.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Such dapper fellows.

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3 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Chipping sparrows are all over our yard, too, Steve. Love this pretty birds!

Carol Mattingly said...

I love the sparrows. They stay at my feeder all year long and there are usually four or five different types. They help get me thru long winters. Carol

Becca said...

Sparrows are always so adorable :)

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