Song Sparrow perched on Curly dock

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.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Just a really sweet photo. I love this sparrow!

  2. Wonderful photo! — and I enjoyed hearing the songs at the link too. Thanks again Mia.

  3. Merrill Ann Gonzales

    There’s nothing like the song of a sparrow to stir the soul… Nothing I love better than watching a flock of these little creatures all winter watching their frolicking and learning from their actions. This is a great pose and I love the way I can see every detail… Many thanks…

  4. We have sparrows who spend a lot of time in a crab-apple tree near our front door. Their call is similar to your song-sparrow, and I love to hear it. It makes my heart sing.
    Gorgeous bird – and thank you for the link.

  5. Here in DC there are Song Sparrows everywhere. I have a pair who claim my backyard as theirs. Delighted to have them. However, Songsters all have their own, unique, voice. I can go a few miles away and while I can recognize the voice as that of a Songster, it sounds so different from “mine”.

  6. Wonderful shot Mia.. !

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