Chipping Sparrows Return

Oh Boy! Look who I found eating seeds below my bird feeder…it’s a chipping sparrow! You know winter is behind when you see this little guy. Notice his chestnut colored crown and distinguishable eye stripe. One cool fact: according to my Birds of Illinoisby Stan Tekiela, these little guys migrate at night in flocks!

Welcome back my chipping sparrow!


4 thoughts on “Chipping Sparrows Return

  1. Like Lana, I am wondering if that is one of mine! 🙂

    I ran across this “YouTube” video a couple of days ago and thought it was really cool. It supposedly shows radar returns of birds taking flight on the night of 4/15/09 reflecting migration activity.

  2. Lana: OK! I’ll pretend, I’ll give him a happy message to take back to you when he migrates in the fall 🙂

    Tom: I love them! Their little heads are so cute.

    Alan: Oh how neat! Thanks for the link! The idea of nocturnal migrations are so amazing!!! 😀

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