Savannah Sparrow perched on barbed wireSavannah Sparrow perched on barbed wire – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 800, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

During my travels in Montana earlier this month I saw loads of Savannah Sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis) and although there were many in southwestern Montana I only photographed the ones on the farm in Glacier County.

Savannah Sparrow in dried grassesSavannah Sparrow in dried grasses – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/3200, ISO 800, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

The Savannah Sparrows were hanging out in an area between an old granary and a fence that was at the edge of a pasture. They would flit from the fence to the ground to feed which is where I photographed the sparrow in the image above.

Savannah Sparrow stretching its wingSavannah Sparrow stretching its wing – Nikon D300, f8, 1/1000, ISO 800, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Savannah Sparrows are named after Savannah, Georgia since one of the first collected specimens was found there though throughout the year Savannah’s can be found in most of North America.

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