Just like old friends – the Vesper Sparrow

I just returned from Farwell Canyon where I shared the beauty of the grasslands with a friend. The morning air waves were filled with bird song, especially the beautiful sound of the Vesper Sparrow. It consists of two to four long clear notes followed by musical trills.

Vesper sparrows are a quintessential bird of the Cariboo Chilcotin grasslands, building their shallow nests of woven grass on the north or east side of the basses of large, old bunchgrasses where the shade  prevents the eggs from getting too hot.

Vesper Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow