Lately I’ve been able to photograph 4 different sparrow species between Antelope Island State Park and Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. I keep hoping for a Harris’s Sparrow but these delight me all the same.

Lincoln's Sparrow on a fence railLincoln’s Sparrow on a fence rail

I don’t have many opportunities to photograph Lincoln’s Sparrows but earlier this month I had a few seconds with this one before it flew off. It perched briefly on a fence rail near the road at Farmington Bay WMA and gave me some great looks.

Juvenile White-crowned SparrowsJuvenile White-crowned Sparrows

Last week on Antelope Island State Park there were quite a few White-crowned Sparrows flitting around both campgrounds and these two perched long enough at the White Rock Bay campground for me to get a few frames of these juveniles.

Song Sparrow on a fence postSong Sparrow on a fence post

This morning at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area I was able to get some images of this Song Sparrow as it perched on a frosty fence post from a distance. I love to get sparrow images where the bird is small in the frame because it shows how tiny they can be in a great big world.

A saucy looking American Tree SparrowA saucy looking American Tree Sparrow

I also found a small flock of  American Tree Sparrows feeding on the tops of a stand of phragmites just after sunrise this morning. Small in the frame yes but in my mind this sparrow has a lot of presence.

Life is good.



  1. Jolanta December 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful photos as always! Thank you 🙂

  2. Mia McPherson December 16, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for the comments everyone! Much appreciated

  3. Humming Bird Lover December 16, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Hi! I have not seen any Sparrows so far here in Va.! I surely enjoying seeing your Great photo’s of these this AM! Keep up your beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful day!

  4. SkyHawker4 December 16, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Thanks Mia–our little sweathearts of the Avian world!!!!

  5. Nancy Collins December 16, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Nice photos Mia! Great comparison series!

  6. Fern Culhane December 16, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Thank you for my morning smile!

  7. Kathleen December 16, 2014 at 5:55 am


  8. Elephant's Child December 16, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Thank you so much for the little brown bird treats.

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