Swamp Sparrow

I admit I’m a recovering “sparrow snob.” Sparrows are so common, it’s easy to overlook their beauty. For example, notice the subtly beautiful coloration of the Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) shown in the following photos — the bird is camouflaged with its habitat so well!

This individual was spotted on 02 April 2014 during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park.

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

Swamp Sparrows spend a lot of time foraging for insects and aquatic invertebrates in the swamp at my favorite marshland park. The next two photos show the sparrow snacking on swamp SWAG.

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

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One Response to “Swamp Sparrow”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Hurray for the sparrows! Nice shots of this beautiful bird. Sparrows may be common, but they are often very elusive when I am trying to get shots of them.

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