Oh sweet Canada! (over and over)

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A flock of about 10 White-throated Sparrows has been hopping and scratching around the yard for a few days. They singĀ first thing in the morning, last thing in the evening, and off and on all day.

Now their pretty song (YouTube video here) is really stuck in my head.

White-throated Sparrows sing a pretty, thin whistle that sounds like Oh-sweet-canada-canada or Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody. The whistles are even but typically move slightly up or down in pitch by the second or third note. The whole song lasts about 4 seconds. White-throated Sparrows sing often during the breeding season, even in the middle of the day, and on their winter range as well.

Hello, I’m back

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Great Egret goes fishing, in Stuart, Florida.

I was in Florida for a few weeks and I have been a slacker when it comes to keeping up with the blog. And I have some nice bird pics from the Sunshine State too.

Home now, and the bluebirds are nesting in the bluebird box…

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Will she lay another or will there be just two baby bluebirds? The nest is made of pine needles, with a bit of feather down fluff for added insulation.

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Chickadees come to the feeder even when I am standing right next to it, the bold ones.