Chip, Chip, Chipping Sparrow

Centennial Valley Chipping SparrowCentennial Valley Chipping Sparrow – Nikon D810, f9, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Sorry my post is late today! I had a horrible cell phone connection where I camped last night and couldn’t use my hot spot to get on line. About the most I could do was send and receive texts and emails. But I am now camping where my cell signal is more reliable so  I can access the net to post and more importantly, for me anyways, check the weather! It felt awesome to be back in the Centennial Valley camping if only for a night.

I photographed this little Chipping Sparrow yesterday evening at the Upper Lake campground at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. There were dozens of Chipping Sparrows around next to the campsites and road side and I simply can’t resist photographing them or get enough of hearing them singing. They are especially beautiful in their breeding plumage.

I don’t know when I will post again, but I hope you will all stayed tuned!

Life is good.



  1. Carol June 2, 2016 at 8:08 am

    That’s a pretty little guy!! Love the red top!!

  2. Mia McPherson June 2, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Thank you all for your comments.I’m enjoying my trip and having fun. Life is good.

  3. Utahbooklover June 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Great image of another “little brown job” — one I’m not familiar with. Thanks!

  4. Mary McAvoy June 1, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I love the chipping sparrow! Somehow I thought it was native only to the northeast…I guess not!

  5. Bob McPherson June 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Beautiful photo, Mia.

    Enjoy the commune with Nature.

  6. Elephant's Child June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Have fun, and happy revelling in nature’s bounty.

  7. Patty Chadwick June 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I hope yoir weather is kind to you and that you get lots of R&R and plenty of great sightings…photos, too!…all with minimal encounters with other two-leggeds…..

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