Monday, June 27, 2016

Bird On A Pole

I had a good day recently after a little rest. I had to rest my leg after injuring it while on a little bit of a shady adventure. I think that's all I'll say about that. Everything is fine now, and my leg is all healed up. Now I'm able to go out and see birds like this little one.

Usually when a bird notices me like this one did the bird immediately flies away. Luckily this one didn't seem to want to leave its pole any time soon. It just defiantly stood there looking at me. And I was able to get plenty of pictures. I'll share the best ones with you here.

I posted this top picture to Twitter the day I saw the bird, with quite a bit of success there. Sometimes I share my pictures on both places, here and there, and sometimes they're exclusive to one. Twitter can be good for quick updates when I'm doing a lot of fun things.

I believe this bird is called a Grasshopper Sparrow. I can't say I'm sure at all, but that was the only bird that seemed to match this one enough. All the rest just didn't look like my little friend here. The stripes on the head were really hard to find. I gave3 up my search a couple of times before I finally found the possible solution.

The Bing pictures search I did was very helpful this time. They are becoming more like a field guide as time goes on. They give you extra options to see more details on your bird, such as range and habitat. Google has done some similar things as well.

This last one was one of the first pictures I took before I zoomed in closer. It gives you a good look at the size of this little bird. I actually took a few dozen pictures of it. I don't think you want to see them all though. Taking so many is how you get one like that first one.

I have lots more pictures from that day of many different things. I was in grand adventure mode that day. I'm going to repeat it in different places in a day or two. Doing this every other day or so is going to give me some small adventures and some big ones. I'll try to share some of each if I can. I'll talk to you later.


  1. there is such a wide variety of sparrows!!! sparrows have such a beautiful feather pattern and are often overlooked because their color is not spectacular!!!

    i looked in my book, which does not have a grasshopper sparrow in it. in my book, it resembled the "tan-form" of the white throated sparrow, it had those stripes on it's head!!!

    glad you are all repaired and able to get out and about!!!

  2. That guy looks a little like some of the sparrows that live in our area. While we were in Phoenix, my human saw a prairie dog! But it was scampering around too fast for her to take a photo. I'm bummed I missed it altogether.

  3. I'm not very good at identifying birds except for the most common. With the internet, it's nice to be able to find out what you've seen

  4. Be careful on those shady adventures my dear! That is an amazing portrait of the sparrow. i was thinking white-crowned sparrow, we used to have those in our yard in Oregon. But I am sure Bing knows best -- I appreciate learning that you can use that or Google to help ID birds. Thanks for the info!

  5. most of the time one must shoot quick.I often shoot as fast as I can, but miss many.If they stick around I always thank them for a nice pose.

  6. Yes, it is a Sparrow but i am not sure which species. We have one sparrow which is very common in urban areas here in Borneo.

  7. What a cute shot! I love photographing birds (or trying to, mostly ;o)

  8. What a cute shot! I love photographing birds (or trying to, mostly ;o)