This next photo was taken while walking just inland from Georgian Bay. We saw a bird fly up from this nest and then saw the eggs. We watched from a distance and observed a nearby Song Sparrow. After confirming with the Peterson’s guide to Bird’s nests, we decided that this was a song sparrow nest. It was on the ground in an open, grassy area with a few cedar trees. To me, the eggs even look like little song sparrows:)
In July, while Ann’s mum Beverly was whipper snipping along the pasture fence line, she found this nest of baby sparrows. After watching the cedar fence line for a while, a song sparrow came into view with some green-coloured material (bugs?) in its beak. The nest was about 2 feet off off of the ground in some tall grassy plants. Here is a photo of the nest with three? babies that look close to being ready to fledge:
I learned that song sparrow nests are one of the most frequently reported hosts of Brown-headed cowbird eggs. Song sparrows can also have 2 and sometimes 3 broods. This helped explain why this nest seemed a little late in the season (end of July). Perhaps it was a 2nd or 3rd brood?