Thursday, May 05, 2011

Chipping Sparrow

While looking for the larger more impressive species it is easy for me to overlook little birds like this gorgeous little Chipping Sparrow.  This evening with only a short time available to attempt to get my photo-fix I headed to a nearby overgrown fence row. 

Upon my approach I noticed that my movements were being observed closely by the sparrow perched in the dead branches of a blow-down.  Watching the bird's body language I slowly moved towards it holding the camera and tripod erect stopping frequently.  When the bird began to exhibit a slight bit of nervousness I decided it was time to set up and make the shot.

Little doubt but what the sparrow was guarding a nearby nest. 

Other birds sighted during this little outing included robins, catbirds, starlings, goldfinch, and turkey vulture.  Out of all of these birds the little sparrow was the only one that offered the opportunity for a nice image to remember the evening by.


Montanagirl said...

That's a really nice capture. Love the lighting.

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a very beautiful shot.

Elaine said...

This is a gorgeous shot! It is easy to overlook the little songbirds and they are hard to get a good capture because they flit around so quickly. I think because of that when you do get an exceptional photo like this one it is very exciting and rewarding.

Lady Fi said...

What a great shot of this adorable bird!

Meggie said...

Such a beautiful bird!