Yesterday while I was out photographing on Antelope Island State Park I came across a small flock of White-crowned Sparrows right next to the road.
Until I viewed this image on my monitor I hadn’t noticed that the Sagebrush has started to green up, another sign of spring.
I like how the juvenile White-crowned Sparrow stands out from the sagebrush in the background.
My EV; or exposure compensation, shouldn’t have been at +0.7, it should have been lower. I had been photographing a Rough-legged Hawk in flight against a blue sky before I took this image and had forgotten to reset my EV to 0.0 but I was able to bring the global exposure level down a smidge in post processing to correct that.
White-crowned Sparrows have a clear whistling call followed by a series of trills or buzzes that I can easily pick up on but normally I see this species before I hear them.