Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Monday, May 2, 2011

How Many Chips does a Chipping Sparrow Chip?

About 55 nearly identical notes, lasting approximately 3 and half minutes... that's the spring call of the Chipping Sparrow.

The female has a softer call, 'see, see, see, see'  that can be lost in the sounds of the spring woods unless you are paying attention.

These are  cheerful little birds, sporting their bright, rufous red berets. They cluster at the feeders, explore the fields and woodlands in search of grass seeds and small insects, and build a nest that is so dang flimsy you can see through it. How the eggs stay in is a wonder...  The female does all the construction -- the male sits on guard, but doesn't lift a hammer to help.  Interior decorating consists of a lining of animal hair, so these birds are always delighted to find clumps of horse hair in the paddock as the winter coats get shed.

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