(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:
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.