Here are a couple of Chipping Sparrow photos from this year. Both are from Minnesota. The first is from Rice County and the second from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The first was taken on 15 May; the second on 6 June.
Chipping Sparrows are one of the most common birds across North America. One reason for this abundance is their tolerance for a wide range of habitat. They are found in open woodlands, forest edges—almost anywhere with a weedy patch. They even like urban yards and gardens.