We usually have a few Song Sparrows coming to the feeders and we often have a pair or two that nest on the property. However from time to time our Song Sparrows disappear and we can go for a month or so without seeing or hearing one at Leaning Oaks. We suspect house cats are responsible, and the sparrows seem to be particularly vulnerable during the spring months when they nest. This year, despite the number of cats our wildlife camera has documented, we have a few Song Sparrows using the feeders and they have been singing snippets of song off and on for several weeks now.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.