On 30 May 2016, Erika and I walked up to this Field Sparrow. It must have been near a nest. It bird first watched with its back to us. Then it hopped around and faced us. What a strikingly beautiful sparrow!
Field Sparrows are common across much of eastern North America. These sparrows prefer over-grown pastures and scrub. They do not nest in suburbs. Their clear trill as been compared to a bouncing ball. Take a listen and see what you think: