October 28, 2013

Don't fence me in.

Don't fence me in. by ricmcarthur
Don't fence me in., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
We saw this fellow in Texas a few years back.
Seemed to have a regional song that sounded a lot like -
"Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in"

Scientific stuff.

Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrows walk or hop on the ground and flit or hop through branches, grass, and weeds. Song Sparrows stay low and forage secretively, but males come to exposed perches, including limbs of small trees, to sing. The oldest known Song Sparrow lived to be 11 years, 4 months old
www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/song_sparrow/lifehistory

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