Birding in the Arboretum

Yesterday started off as a sunny, warm, summer-like day but quickly turned cloudy, cold, and windy. Maybe it was this sudden turn of weather that kept many birds from showing themselves. Still, the robins and grackles and sparrows were out.

Chipping Sparrow in grass
Chipping Sparrow

Song Sparrow on a branch
Song Sparrow

It was my first time seeing a chipping sparrow. I also saw an American goldfinch, common as they may be, for the first time.

American goldfinch
American goldfinch

And, finally, a pair of mockingbirds were chasing each other near the Visitor Center.

Northern Mockinbird on wood chips
Northern Mockinbird
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