Chipping sparrow season

Photo by Chris Bosak A chipping sparrow perches on a branch in New England, June 2020. Merganser Lake.

A Day on Merganser Lake

The tiny and cute chipping sparrow is one of the more commonly seen sparrows this time of year in New England. I have found a few nests over the years (including this year) and I’m always amazed at how small the nests are. I’ve never ventured close enough to see the eggs but I can imagine they are quite small, maybe jelly bean or marble sized. Spring migration may be over (for the most part) but the nesting season is exciting in its own right.

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