Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Savannah Sparrow

I had never noticed this little bird prior to my walk the other day.
It is the Savannah Sparrow
and there seems to be quite a few around my neighborhood.
They are quite friendly,
as I could get quite close to take their pictures.
As I walked,
different ones of them would fly along the fence line -
sort of following me?
But the young sparrow in the next two photos was so cute!
It was very curious and made all kinds of funny poses.
As you can see,
it is much fluffier than the adult in the photos above.
Last winter, I was getting discouraged.
It seemed there weren't very many different species of birds
right around here.
But, this year I'm discovering there are many more kinds of birds!
Part of it is having a camera that brings the birds closer
so I can see the differences.
A sparrow isn't necessarily just a sparrow ;)
Now I can recognize about six different sparrows alone! 
Next post
I'll show you another new bird I discovered on this same day ;)  
(Canon Rebel Xsi, 250mm lens, cropped - 06-05-2010)


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great photos.These birds do seem to be posing for you.I love it when birds cooperate like this.Hope your days are filled with good things.

Richard said...

Great pictures. I totally agree that a good camera makes all the difference. That's why I shoot first and study later. Gives me a chance to enjoy the birds twice.

Diane said...

Yes, Richard, in shooting mode there is too much excitement in the moment for catching detail. And then, to come home and make further discoveries is really great! Glad I'm not the only one :)