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Grasshopper Sparrow

20 Jun

I have a number of “favourite” sparrows.  LINCOLN’S, FOX, WHITE-THROATED, CLAY-COLOURED are all rated right up there near the top.  But there is a summer resident songster sparrow in our neck of the woods, that just drives me wild.  I love hearing that insect-like buzzy song of theirs at this time of year.  The Golden Field Guide to Birds of North America states they are “common in hay fields and weedy fallow fields.”  They can easily be overlooked, however,unless you hear their song or spot one sitting atop a fence-post out in the country. In spring, they are a “sought-after” species at the migratory hot-spots, like Rondeau Provincial Park or Point Pelee.  Monday morning, June 18th, I spotted this one and the beautiful little thing allowed to take this picture before flying off a short distance and dropping down to disappear in the tall grass.

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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Grasshopper Sparrow

  1. Bob Zeller

    June 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Wow! Dave, that certainly is a beautiful shot. Well done!!

     
  2. Blake Mann

    June 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Nice close-up. I thought I had a pretty good shot of one!

     
 
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