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.



  1. Sheila November 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Just a really sweet photo. I love this sparrow!

  2. Utahbooklover November 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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

  3. Merrill Ann Gonzales November 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    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. Elephant's Child November 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    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. Phyllis November 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

    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. Stu November 9, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Wonderful shot Mia.. !

  7. Montanagirl November 9, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Superb Photo!!

  8. Montanagirl November 9, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Superb shot!

  9. Bob Bushell November 9, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Brilliant pose.

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