Bird of the Day: Chipping Sparrow

I’m back to bird-watching in Wisconsin. We went on a walk this afternoon and saw this beautiful chipping sparrow on top of a pile of brush that someone had set out at the curb.

The chipping sparrow is identified by its orange cap, white eyebrow, and black eye-stripe that begins near its beak, runs past the eye, and ends at the neck. It’s also small — about the size of a house finch.

Appropriate to its name, it chip-chipped throughout our photo session.

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