I heard from Mark from avibirds.com and he asked if I’d be interested in sharing his video on house sparrows. Of course, I would. It’s a short and informative video on one of our most common and overlooked birds. Check … Continue reading
A Day on Merganser Lake This chipping sparrow likes to land on one of my garden stakes that supports my snow peas. If only it and its friends would take care of the caterpillars ravaging my Brussels sprouts.
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 … Continue reading
Today is World Sparrow Day. I had never heard of this day before, but it has been around since 2010, according to websites I’ve seen. The day is set aside to celebrate and raise awareness of the decline of the … Continue reading
Here is the latest For the Birds column: Last week I wrote about winter finches and how birds that aren’t even finches can easily be lumped into that broad category. I mentioned a few examples and, of course, as soon … Continue reading
As an addendum to my last post, here are some more photos of the fox sparrows that are visiting my yard today following a snow and ice storm. Later today or tomorrow, I’ll add some photos of the goldfinches that … Continue reading
Southern New England got its first snow of the season on Thursday evening, a bit earlier than usual on Nov. 15. At some point overnight, the snow gave way to a snow/freezing rain mixture. The four or five inches of … Continue reading
Here is the latest For the Birds column, which runs in several New England newspapers. It’s been the year of the chipping sparrow in my yard. It started in the winter and hasn’t stopped yet. Like most other birdwatchers, I … Continue reading
I caught this song sparrow in August eating ripening berries and looking like a kid who just ate a cherry popsicle.
As you might suspect from my last post, I have plenty of song sparrow photos. Here are a couple bonus ones: a new one on the top and one I took several years ago below.