All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Chipping Sparrow pair</strong>
<em>Spizella passerina</em>
Oak Ridge, TN
March 27, 2008

This pair of Chipping Sparrows were nibbling seeds at the feeder outside my living room window. The male has a distinctive rusty red crown in the spri...
Chipping Sparrow pair
Spizella passerina
Oak Ridge, TN
March 27, 2008

This pair of Chipping Sparrows were nibbling seeds at the feeder outside my living room window. The male has a distinctive rusty red crown in the spring when he sports his breeding plumage. In nature, it is the males who wear the pretty colors and put on the "make up" to attract their mates! :)

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