Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Song sparrow singing, Point Reyes National Seashore

Singing song sparrow - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

On my last trip to Point Reyes National Seashore, I walked the trail to Kehoe Beach in hopes of finding some song birds in the wildflowers that grow very thick all along the trail. Near the dues, I got distracted by some of the wildflowers and focused on making floral compositions. At one point, my concentration on the blooms was broken by a very loud melody of a song sparrow, and I looked up found this bird perched quite close (closer than any of the other sparrows I saw that day!). So I swung the lens around and fired off a few frames as it sung the next chorus of its song.

Perched sparrow - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

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  1. It must be National Sparrow day. This is the 3rd posting of sparrows I've seen this morning.

  2. Great shots, Pat. Looks like he saw you too!
    Carol B.

  3. Just spot on, I love the action shot. That tamron 200-500 has great bokeh too.

  4. I love the exuberance in that first shot!

  5. He looks so beautiful, sitting there on the top of the grass. Fantasyic photos!

  6. Good composition, colors and background Pat.

  7. Thanks, Sinbad and I! That's funny that sparrows were so popular this morning. They are lovely birds though!

    Thanks, Carol!

    Thanks, Jarred! Yeah, it does a pretty nice job (and this is at f/8).

    Thanks, John! S/he really was singing loud, that's for sure!

    Thanks, Fjällripan!

    Thanks, Jim!

  8. Outstanding,my friend,truly outstanding!

  9. Thanks, Amila! I'm glad you enjoyed it!