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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chipping Sparrow

I just spent a week in the pine lands of southern New Jersey. Chipping sparrows there started singing at dawn and kept on until the sun set. I saw dozens of them. This one was gathering material for a nest. 
The chipping sparrow, Spizella passerina, is easily identified by its red cap, gray face, black stripe through the eye, and white eyebrow and throat. Click on the photos to enlarge. 
Spring is slowly waking in the woods. Click here to hear the chipping sparrow sing. 

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