Saturday, March 27, 2010

Savannah


Not a lot of bird happenings this week; everywhere I went was pretty boring bird-wise. This Savannah sparrow at Salmon Creek was the only one who smiled for the camera. He does look rather handsome. It was crazy windy when I took this picture, I'm surprised it came out so sharp. I was happy with how it came out. It was low, low tide when I was at the refuge and while there are obviously always bird tracks in the mudflats, it was like a freaking highway for footprints that day, check it out!

26 comments:

Larry said...

Very nice capture Jill! Incredibly bright yellow eyebrow on this fellow. Very handsome indeed.

mick said...

Great photo of the little Savannah Sparrow. I agree about the footsteps out across the sand - definitely too many of them! No wonder there were no birds around!

Wren said...

I never would have guessed it was a windy day based on your photo. I think this may be the best look I've gotten out of one of these outside of a guidebook.

Kerri said...

WOW! What a shot of the Savannah Sparrow! Absolutely stunning!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh...that little guy is really a sweetie! And, those footprints show some busy little birds were there...beautiful!

Carver said...

How sweet of the bird to pose for your shot. Also love the footprint shot.

Woody said...

I really like the bird tracks in the sand. I can just see them running back and forth.

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous, as always. I just love scrolling back through your posts, and I always marvel at the life you capture so beautifully.

Kala said...

He is posing very nicely for you. Great capture.

Piyush said...

Cute little bird :)

Naturegirl said...

I love those bird tracks..just think of the beach party they had!
Love love your photography Jill!

Neil said...

What a beautiful Sparrow

Manang Kim said...

Great shot! Love it!

MYM~ Yellow tulips

vivapinay said...

Great shot! Well done!

MYM: Sunset at Anvaya Cove

Kilauea Poetry said...

So you guys like to travel? Well I wish you the very best on your decision! Sounds intriguing- I haven't done much traveling for some time.
This little bird came out perfect..looks just like a drawing! It's also nice you included the tracks- cute!!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog as well!
Regards, Regina-

at the cottage said...

What a pretty birdie. :) I like the little fluffs of colour on his head - a great 'do' for him!

chubskulit said...

that's a beauty!

Yummy Yellow

life's journey said...

That is a cute entry for mellow yellow Monday.

Lana Gramlich said...

Nice shot of the sparrow & personally I've always enjoyed bird footprints in the sand (or the swamp or whatever.)

Spiderdama said...

Nice bird and footprints! The Savannah looks like a bird we have here.
Wish you a great week

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I'm impressed that you know what kind of sparrow it is. I look at them and just say, "spaarrow." And they are tough to photograph so hats off to you!

Jan
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Stephanie V said...

He's so sweet. I can imagine his little claws hanging on in the wind - just to pose for you.

Marice said...

what a lovely creature :) and looks like she was posing for a shot :)

u may view mine here

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos, Jill!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We would be thrilled to see a Savanah Sparrow here. They do come here in southern Ontario but not in abundance. Valerie

Chie Wilks said...

that's a lovely bird...very nice capture...

Mine is here