Tuesday, June 4, 2019

From the archives: Grasshopper sparrow (Rattler Rd. Tioga County, PA June 8, 2018)

Here is a post that I made one year ago almost to the day. The grasshopper sparrows are back and they sure are a joy to experience!

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On this warm day in late Spring the sun shines bright over wide open fields containing sparsely distributed small pines as tall grass sways under the influence of a gentle breeze.

Grasshopper sparrows sing back and forth with buzzy and jumbled notes. Seeming to enjoy company, where there's one there's three. A curious male alights, perching atop a small shrub just long enough to get a view then its back into the concealment of the grass he calls home.





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