Daily Draw May 4th, 2012
by Charley Harper
We probably have these little birds flitting about our garden and woods, but they are more often heard than seen. It sings all day, on and on, and I’m sure having heard some sound clips online that I have mistaken them for sparrows. I must listen more carefully.
They make small cup-like nests in the fork of tree branches, and the Brown-Headed Cowbirds often put their eggs in vireo nests. I can’t imagine a voracious cowbird baby in the tiny nest of these birds but apparently they don’t damage the population of vireos.
I love that Charley Harper has captured these birds and their nest so accurately even with less detail.
I’m off to chitter-chatter throughout the day and to listen more carefully. This is the perennial dichotomy of communication.