Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 8, 2015: Field Sparrows

As i started up the Upland Trail's west slope I spotted a Field Sparrow with a couple of caterpillars clasped in its bill (left).  I watched as the sparrow flew down from its perch onto a small Red Cedar (20" tall) and then disappear downward.  i hiked down to this tree and soon found a nest hidden in the lower branches, almost on the ground.  I didn't stay long so that the nestlings (right) could be fed by their parents. 6/3/15 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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