|Savannah Sparrow, singing in the evening © SB|
Yes, Savannah Sparrows are little brown birds, and little brown birds are confusing (to me, at least)!
But these crisply striped, mid-sized sparrows have a distinctive yellow spot before their eyes.
And although they sound more like an insect than a song bird, I have a higher percentage of shots of Savannah Sparrows singing in my files than I have of any other bird. Singing, that is.
Here are a few Savannah Sparrows I saw recently when we visited Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan.
These were taken late in the evening, when I was walking across the grass to look at the angles of light falling into coulees of the Frenchman River Valley.
Perhaps I walked too near the nest — I tried to skirt further away, when I saw the Savannah Sparrow singing — or perhaps it was simply the right time of day for him or her to sing.
|Close-up view of Savannah Sparrow and distinctive yellow spot before its eye. © SB|
|Okay, now the Savannah Sparrow is singing at me...|
Time to go in case I'm alarming it... © SB
What are these birds? Savannah Sparrow
Location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo date: June 24, 2015.