Song sparrows

Song sparrow blends in with the salt marsh grass by the shore.
Song sparrow blends in with the salt marsh grass by the shore.

It was a beautiful morning laced with frost which disappeared quickly. The birdsong was joyous, and made me wonder what it was like when the world was young, before DDT and all, when the birds’ habitat was their own.

A song sparrow (right) was hopping around by the shore, blending in with the grasses.

Sparrow at the edge of the woods near the house.
Sparrow at the edge of the woods near the house.

I saw another song sparrow (I think) at the edge of the woods (left). Neither bird was singing, though. They were too busy, I suppose, and didn’t want to advertise their presence on the ground where they are more vulnerable.