The Field Sparrow’s breeding habitat is brushy, shrubby fields across eastern North America. The nest is an open cup on the ground under a clump of grass or in a small thicket. These birds are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico.
Palm warblers breed in open coniferous bogs and edge east of the Continental Divide, across Canada and the northeastern United States. These birds migrate to the southeastern United States, the Yucatán Peninsula, islands of the Caribbean, and eastern Nicaragua south to Panama to winter. They are one of the earlier migrants to return to their breeding grounds in the spring, often completing their migration almost two months before most other warblers. Unlike most Setophaga species, the Palm warbler’s winter range includes much of the Atlantic coast of North America, extending as far north as southern Nova Scotia.
Truly a joy to see the field sparrow with the green background and bright light on its head, HJ. Really emphasized his beauty. And the palm warbler is often so difficult to photograph this closely, due to their endless flitting, so I really appreciate this photo too. Great post, my friend.
Thanks so much, my friend. I like them both, I appreciate it when see them in my backyard. 🙂
Great picture of the sparrow. The palm warbler was good too.
Thank you, Tom. 🙂
Very handsome Palm Warbler! 😊
Thank you very much, Donna. 🙂