|There are a lot of cute little sparrows in the trees right now, hopping around, singing to attract mates, and building nests. Like the chipping sparrow above. Click to enlarge.
|I heard it singing its cheerful trilled song before I looked up and saw it. The song sounds like this: click here to listen. The bright rusty cap and black eye stripe are diagnostic.
|Note the beak full of nesting material. I wish it a successful nest. And remember to check your sparrows -- they might turn out to be chippers!