Date: 5/22/20 4:54 pm From: Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] chipping sparrow at the welcome mat
Here's a first for me -- I 've seen birds gather all kinds of nesting material over the years, including colored fish-line, bits of Mylar balloons, horsehair, etc. A chipping sparrow this morning was on the door mat outside my front door, eagerly gathering fibers from the natural sisal mat, as much as he/she could hold in one beakful. It spent 2-3 minutes cramming, then flew off with fibers sticking out every which way.
I'm glad to oblige, it was a very old mat anyway - I hope it's comfortable.