We had some up close and personal time with a very approachable little song sparrow out at the Bay (that's Jamaica Bay for first time readers!) in early October. D (he's the principle photographer in this outfit) got some great shots. He was literally crawling on the ground commando style just nailing this bird shot after shot. C'mon, lets go check him out!
This one reminds me of those 70's/80's portraits that people take where they never look directly at the camera, always off to one corner looking super thoughtful. Oh sweet song sparrow! Why art thou so contemplative?
True to form, this sparrow was found foraging for insects in the salt marshes at Jamaica Bay.
Sparrows are often overlooked as being boring but they're actually known for their distinctive and melodious songs, this guy in particular (duh!). Give it a listen! It gets really good at 15:28. :)