Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

22 April

Another recent spring returnee – the Chipping Sparrow is a slender, fairly long-tailed sparrow with a medium-sized bill that is a bit small for a sparrow. He will stay in this area and be quite a common site hopping aorund on the ground seeking food. If and when the arboretum re-opens they will be easily seen near the conservation centre.

Commonly seen in open areas of woodland and along field/woodland borders.