I love fall migration, don't get me wrong, but I get really excited when sparrows start coming in. This past Saturday I found my first Savannah Sparrow at Merritt Island, and today I went to my favorite local spot for sparrows on a little street south of Lake Jesup. It's just a fence line with dense vegetation around it and an open field on both sides. But it's a great spot for sparrows. Today I found Swamp, Savannah, and Grasshopper Sparrows here. The Grasshopper Sparrows were unusually cooperative. Shortly after I arrived I saw one perch a distance away on the top of a fence post along with a Savannah Sparrow. Then a little later a couple flew pretty close to me; one perched on a fence post and another on a plant, and they posed for a few minutes. Shortly after they left I saw two again in similar places. Perhaps they're the same two. They gave me my best photos of the species I have to date. I'm looking forward to what else might come in over the next couple months!
Superb sparrow shots, Scott! We should be seeing more and more of the brown bombs soon.ReplyDelete