Snipet of info on this sparrow from Birds of North America:
Upon arrival at the nesting grounds, the male begins singing day or night, rain or shine, perched or concealed. He cocks his tail down, elevates his head, and expels with a bodily shutter one of the shortest songs of any songbird.
That is exactly what this little guy was doing when we got there in an attempt I am sure to establish his territory and find himself a mate. He didn't wow a mate, but he wowed the dozen or so birders who were there when we were.
I have a video below that will demonstrate some of the behaviour Birds of North America was referring to but I have to warn you, IT IS TERRIBLE!!! You see, I didn't get home until 1:30 last night and had to get up at 4:30 so had already had a cup of strong French Roast and a Turbo from Dunkin's so I had the shakes really bad. Plus, the scope had to be up high enough so I could see it which meant I was on my tip toes (sometimes I wish I were a couple inches taller) and had to angle the camera in such a way that it was angled down from the lens but steady it with my elbows which meant for a very shaky video. If you are prone to dizziness, than I STRONGLY suggest you not watch it as it could make you nauseous.
HA.........Dizzy yet????? Yes folks, I think its time for me to cut back on the caffeine!
As you can see, the homeowner doesn't seem bothered by their choice of dwelling at all!
Another pose. They really seem to like the telphone wires.
A picture of one of the many nests.
A shot of the quaint New England barn.
On our way to see the Henslow's Sparrow we came across this Turkey Vulture above who was feasting on porcupine!