Snowy Sparrows

(Update:  As a couple of viewers note, this is not a Chipping Sparrow, but is an American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) … thanks for the ID assistance!)

During my early morning hike into the fresh snowy woods on Tuesday morning, as I walked through a field to reach the woods, there were sparrows everywhere, mostly feeding on last year’s dead plant seeds. The most commonly seen birds were sparrows, Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) I believe. (Note: I am not real good with sparrow ID, so if I have incorrectly identified the species, please let me know). Here are a few of my favorite images of the birds in the fresh snow:

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

In another post, I’ll share some more species of birds that were active in the snow.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 560mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/320 sec. to  1/400 sec.

 

 

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