Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

January 4, 2010

White-crowned Sparrow just for fun

Filed under: behavior, Birds, comparisons, favorite places, Gilbert Water Ranch — richditch @ 1:15 pm
White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

On a recent visit to the Gilbert Water Ranch I encountered some White-crowned Sparrows that had evidently been bathing in the water below this tree. Surprisingly this bird stayed put and let me get a number of different views from a close position. This one is my favorite of the series as I like the comical look of the fluffed out feathers at both sides.

For those who prefer less humor, here’s another shot of the same bird looking less disheveled.

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Nikon D200, 300/2.8 plus TC20E (2x), ISO 400, 1/320th second at f/9, spot metered, Jan 1, 2010.

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1 Comment »

  1. Lovely photos!
    I just started takiing photos of birds (and Blog) and it is pretty difficult…so I think you are amazing!!

    Comment by mrsnuthatch — January 7, 2010 @ 12:02 pm


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