Friday, May 30, 2014

Chipping Sparrows - Micro Migratory Birds

Chipping Sparrow with full red crown   © SB
The spring migratory birds in our Regina, Saskatchewan, backyard include Chipping Sparrows.

I call Chipping Sparrows micro birds. Not only are they tiny, but they look far less than half the size of the resident House Sparrows.

Most of our Chipping visitors have bright rust-red crowns, while a few have a more mottled ruffous appearance.

And their song? It's a sweet, high "chip-chippp!"

Chipping Sparrow with slightly more mottled head.    © SB

What are these? Chipping Sparrows.
Location: Backyard, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  
Photo date: May 27 and 22, 2014.


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