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Monday, November 10, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly - Chipping Sparrow

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My choice this week for BPW is the chipping sparrow. I had several pairs that nested in my yard this spring. Chipping sparrows,  one of the smallest sparrows, prefer  to nest in small evergreen shrubs or trees.

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I have an abundance of evergreen shrubs/trees nearby that provide nesting habitat for these birds - two main ones being leyland cypress and elaeagnus shrubs.

These sparrows are known for their neat trilling song. Click here to listen.

 

6 comments:

Tabib said...

Lovely Sparrow with ?two chicks.
That sphinx picture is also great.

mick said...

A very interesting post. I especially liked the photo of the nest with the young ones.

Arija said...

Sweet little things, so nice to have them nesting where you can keep them under observation.

Bernie Krausse said...

It's nice to be able to see clearly into a nest.

Vickie said...

Special to see the young in the nest!

behindthebins said...

I love Chippies. Mine nest in an enormous arborvitae hedge, but I have never checked the Leland. Interesting.