2017-03-31 / Community

Sparrow vision



An American tree sparrow searches for food on the trunk of a red oak tree during mid-March’s blizzard. American tree sparrows nest in far northern Canada, far from any forests, and spend their time in brushy thickets. In winter, they usually inhabit shrubby field edges. To see one deep in an Arundel woodlot, as shown here, is noteworthy. The bird is a member of a flock containing at least nine individuals, all of whom have learned how to cling to the trunks of large trees in the manner of woodpeckers and chickadees while looking for a meal. (Kevin A. Byron photo) An American tree sparrow searches for food on the trunk of a red oak tree during mid-March’s blizzard. American tree sparrows nest in far northern Canada, far from any forests, and spend their time in brushy thickets. In winter, they usually inhabit shrubby field edges. To see one deep in an Arundel woodlot, as shown here, is noteworthy. The bird is a member of a flock containing at least nine individuals, all of whom have learned how to cling to the trunks of large trees in the manner of woodpeckers and chickadees while looking for a meal. (Kevin A. Byron photo)

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