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Fox Sparrow and Tree Sparrow

March 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I photographed two of my favourite sparrows yesterday, both through two layers of window glass. Any attempt at opening a window results in my clients scattering.

The first sparrow I photographed was the Tree Sparrow. It is almost exclusively a Canadian breeding bird, although many migrate further south to overwinter. The name Tree Sparrow is no way descriptive of this species. We usually have about 20 overwintering at our place in Portuguese Cove.

Tree Sparrow

The first returning migrant sparrow is usually the Fox Sparrow, a handsome bird, with a melodic song that echoes through the deep woods. Some overwinter in Nova Scotia. One year we enjoyed one here at Portuguese Cove for 15 continuous months. They breed in nearby Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park.

Fox Sparrow

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