White-throated Sparrow by the Guild: September 20, 2021

In my mind, the lovely and distinctive triplets of the White-throated Sparrow song make it one of the most cherished sounds in the northern woods in spring and summer.

I had the good fortune of photographing one up close this morning by the Guild Inn.

White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Other birds:

American Robin
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
House Finch (male)

Species list: red-tailed Hawk, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, gray catbird, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, house finch, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)

Today’s group:

Scenes around the Guild Inn:

Some botany:

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Lady’s Thumb (Persicaria maculosa)
Amethyst Aster with New England Aster
Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Virgin’s-bower (Clematis virginiana)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)
Hawkweed (Hieracium)
Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Amethyst Aster (Symphyotrichum amethystinum)

NATURE POETRY

The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.                                   – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

Miles Hearn

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