I was traveling up to Alabama this morning, and so I left early to see what I could find at Payne's Prairie. I walked the La Chua Trail; it was somewhat breezy out, so I suspect many sparrows were hiding, but I did get to find eight sparrow species: Field Sparrow (my first in Florida), White-crowned Sparrows (my first photos in Florida), a funny-looking Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow and several Eastern Towhee.
|This Song Sparrow looks odd to me|
It was also fun to find several Sora and an American Bittern, an American Kestrel and a couple White-tailed Deer. I missed seeing the female Vermilion Flycatcher, the Groove-billed Ani, and the Fox Sparrow that has been seen nearby.
Lovely photos as usual! Must be the day of the sparrow, I just had a chipping sparrow at my feeder this morning!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos of difficult birds, and there must be an appropriate caption for the two deer! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great stuff Scott, you're a regular Sparrow Hawk!ReplyDelete
Love the two-headed deer too.
What a fun day you had. I too love the deer with the double head.ReplyDelete
Your visit to Paynes Prairie was well timed. I visited this venue for the first time with Tom Obrock on 23 February 2013. Your lead images of the 1st winter White-crowned Sparrow are possibly the same bird I observed. Any sign of the adult?ReplyDelete