Song Sparrow perched on Curly dockSong Sparrow perched on Curly dock – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 640, Nikk0r 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited or called in

A few days ago while photographing some Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson’s Snipes at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area a couple of Song Sparrows also found their way into my viewfinder. The sparrows were foraging along the shore of the water when this one popped up on a bent over Curly dock plant that partially hung over the water. I enjoyed the pose and the dark blue of the water at the lower right hand corner.

I have been enjoying listening to the sweet calls of the Song Sparrows, I think they are aptly named because their songs are delightful, you can listen to a few of the calls and songs here.