|Lincoln's Sparrow in my Regina, SK, backyard. © SB|
This week, Lincoln's Sparrow showed up — and despite its best efforts to remain hidden in the shrubbery or in constant motion in the sunshine, I managed to catch a few photos.
These small birds are a little drab. At a distance, in fact, they look to be a uniform gray-brown. Mouse-coloured. (With their size and darting movements, they strongly remind me of mice...)
But on a closer look, they are very attractive, with strong red-brown streaks against light feathers. And they are fun to watch, as they dart through the grass looking for food. (A challenge to photograph, but fun.)
|Tiny Lincoln's Sparrow, after a successful bug-foraging expedition in my garden. |
(Bug in Beak - Yum!) © SB
|Lincoln's Sparrow, in the shade of the lilac bushes. © SB|
What are these? Lincoln's Sparrows
Location: Backyard, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo dates: May 2, 2016.