Yorktown National Battlefield, Yorktown, Virginia & vicinity (Jamestown Beach Campground, Jamestown, Virginia)
May 5, 5:40 a.m.
Sunrise at 6:07 a.m.
From our Jamestown Beach Campground, near the relatively noisy Colonial Parkway (auto traffic in background), a chipping sparrow sings at dawn on an access road through the campground. He sings at a rate of 30 brief songs per minute, each song a half to a full second in duration, the pauses between songs about as long as the songs themselves. His neighbor sings nearby, also on the ground and just a few yards away from him, so we soon train the microphone on him next, surprised to hear that he sings a very similar song (VA-15).
American robin, northern cardinal, and others.
Photo by John Van de Graaff