Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrows are common across Minnesota.  They breed in thick cattail swamps, wet meadows, and marshes where they are more often heard than seen.  They nest just above the ground or water--nests sometimes fail due to high water. During migration, however, Swamp Sparrows are often found in drier habitats and even visit bird feeders.  I usually band several during the spring migration.

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