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Monday, March 19, 2012

First Chipping Sparrow of the Year

While hanging out at home today I noticed a small pale bird in the bushes, and it soon came in to my patio--my first Chipping Sparrow of the year.  Always fun to keep track of the birds you see each year, so you can celebrate seeing old friends like this after a winter absence.

Chipping Sparrow, Hunterdon Co, NJ, 19 March 2012, Nikon Cool Pix 500, f/5.7, 1/200 second, ISO -160.


Laurence Butler said...

Charming bird, and handsome too, a real lady killer.

Radd Icenoggle said...

Can't wait until Chippers get to Montana. Sometimes I think hear one, but it invariably turns out to be a Dark-eyed Junco, which isn't so bad either.

Unknown said...

Nothing beats a seasonal greeting from a loved feathered friend:)

Hilke Breder said...

Congrats! I have been on a watch for one. No luck yet, just Song Sparrows.

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