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Chipping Sparrow Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Chipping Sparrows are one of those birds that provide the background to a summer's day without you even knowing it. When I'm working in my yard, I often so often hear the rapid trilling of a singing Chipping Sparrow, that I don't give it any thought.  A nice species to  have around, and one I feel sorry for at times in our yard, given their tendency to host Brown-headed Cowbird chicks. Big chicks to raise for such a small sparrow! The big photo below shows a bird in summer breeding plumage, with that bold chestnut cap. Taken  August 10th, 2014 at the Beaver Creek Nature Area near Brandon, South Dakota.

Chipping Sparrow -  Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow 1 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 2 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 3 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 4 -  Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow 1

May 26th, 2011

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 2

August 10th, 2014

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 3

August 10th, 2014

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 4

September 30th, 2006

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 5 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 6 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 7 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 8 -  Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow 5

May 26th, 2011

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 6

September 7th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 7

September 7th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 8

October 10th, 2008

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 9 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 10 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 11 -  Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow 12 -  Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow 9

May 26th, 2011

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 10

May 26th, 2011

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 11

May 16th, 2011

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Chipping Sparrow 12

September 5th, 2012

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Chipping Sparrow.


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