Bird watching: chipping sparrow

Self-tutoring about birds: the tutor mentions an exciting observation.

To quote the Beatles, “it’s been a long cold … winter.” Yet, it may be letting go: last night’s low was +4C.

This morning indicated a change: in the dark, I heard birds outside. At first, I didn’t recognize what I was hearing. Yet, unmistakably, a robin’s song reached me.

I was so surprised to hear a bird so early, I went outside. The robin wasn’t alone; I could hear another song, an insistent trill.

I investigated the web and a book to discover the singer: a chipping sparrow.

The robin and chipping sparrow inspired me this morning, similarly with the varied thrush’s song I mention in my post from Feb 21.


Robbins, Chandler S. et al. Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Racine: Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1966.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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