Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Hiding Sparrow

I photographed this Lincoln’s Sparrow yesterday afternoon while walking on Mehl Creek Road. He appears to be keeping a close watch on me as he attempts to conceal himself behind some blackberry leaves.  As my birding knowledge continues to grow, and I learn to notice subtle differences, I am pleased to be able to identify different sparrows. In other words, early on, nine out of ten sparrows I would see I would proclaim as Song Sparrows.  As I become familiar with little details, I able to differentiate between a number of different sparrows.  In fact, in Cascade Ramblings, I know have photos and details of twelve different species of sparrows.