Problematic sparrows

Even more than shorebirds, sparrows are… challenging. (Yeah, let’s use that word. It’s politer than most of the others that crossed my mind.) Not only are they predominantly brownish, they have the infuriating habit of popping out of cover, flying 10 feet, and disappearing again making a few indistinguishable cheeps.

So I was glad this little guy flitted in tho the edge of my neighbors’ veggie patch, showing a flash of white tail feathers. And he found enough goodies to stick around for the time it took me to dig out the camera and fire off a few shots.

Vesper Sparrow!

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2 thoughts on “Problematic sparrows

  1. Agree about problematic and brownish. But get one one a sunny day with a clear shot and I’m always amazed by the subtle colors. But painted buntings they surely ain’t! RH

    • And even better, GULL season is coming — thousands of gray and white birds on a frozen river! Find the one that’s different before your fingers freeze!

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