While this winter’s White-Throated Sparrows and Dark-Eyed Juncos will soon be leaving us to migrate up to Canada where they breed, Chipping Sparrows are now returning to Maryland and other parts of the US and Canada from their winter spent in the south.
The first Chipping Sparrow of the spring showed up in our yard this week. These tiny little guys are definitely welcomed back!
This weekend we wound up spending a good chunk of Saturday and Sunday birding at Patuxent Research Refuge’s North Tract. Neither day turned out as we had hoped or expected, but we still saw something to excite us each day. It’s just that kind of place . . .