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Life on Distant Hill Blog ... Chipping Sparrow

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A Chipping Sparrow singing at the top a Christmas Tree at Distant Hill Gardens.
A Chipping Sparrow singing at the top a Christmas Tree at Distant Hill Gardens.

Chipping Sparrows love our Christmas tree plantation at Distant Hill Gardens. A number of the birds call the conifers home for the spring and summer months. We always find a few nests in the twenty or so trees we cut to give to friends each Holiday season.

 

Chipping Sparrows seem to gravitate toward evergreens. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website allaboutbirds.org states that:"Chipping Sparrows... sing from the tops of small trees (often evergreens).  When singing, they cling to high outer limbs." We can vouch for that.