Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fall Sparrows

In Fall, a nice assortment of native Sparrows pass through, including : Lincoln's, Harris's, White-crowned & White Throated , Swamp Sparrow & the often harder to find Fox Sparrow. Dark-eyed Juncos will also be found in parks and backyards right now. Many of the field Sparrows will be on their way south with maybe the occasional Song Sparrow lurking by water.
What is great about birding, is that any of these native Sparrows could show up on a Christmas Bird Count, throwing the rule book out the window !

Here are a few that I have managed to photograph this Autumn...

Harris's Sparrow :




White-throated Sparrow :



White-crowned Sparrow :



Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow :




Swamp Sparrow - this is an unpublished one from Spring :



Dark-eyed Junco :

8 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, these are really great. And, I can see that last one on a Christmas card. :-)

The Birdlady said...

Love them all - but the little white-throats are real favorites of mine...they'll be here soon.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Very sharp Nick, great setting in every image, you sure do have the knack for these little birds.

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys :-)

Bird Girl said...

Excellent, Nick!

SAPhotographs said...

Thanks for visiting my page Nick. I have been to yours often but have not yet left a comment. Your bird pics are astounding!! It is nice to compare them with ours and see which ones migrate to us during your winter. Our sparrows stay were they are during winter as it does not get so cold here.

Nick S said...

Thanks for stopping by. I wish some of our more colorful species stayed here, but when it gets to minus 50 on the worst days, I don't blame them ! I'd fly south too if I could :-)

Rocky M said...

Nick this series of Sparrows is outstanding! I actually didn't realize you had posted some new photos recently.Great work.