Thursday, May 20, 2010

White-crowned Sparrow

I was walking through the gravel parking lot at TRNWR last Tuesday on my way back to my car when a White-crowned Sparrow jumped out of the grass in the loop right in front of me. It sat there for what seemed like 30 seconds letting me take several pictures from close range. Then, just as it flew off, another emerged from the grass with an insect in its beak. It didn't linger for as long as the first, but I was able to get a few shots of it too. It's not the first time that I got some nice shots of birds in the parking lot area as I'm about to leave the refuge. In fact the only other White-crowned Sparrow pictures that I've taken were in a similar situation.

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