Blustery Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) singing on a cold and blustery morning at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York.

The Refuge has cut back the song sparrow’s habitat along the Wildlife Drive this year. In year’s past I would see a male singing to stake out his territory every few feet. They are spaced out about every 100 feet this year.

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21 Responses to Blustery Song Sparrow

  1. burstmode says:

    This photo makes me smile. One of the best bird shots I’ve seen and a brilliant display of bird personality.


  2. montucky says:

    That’s about as cute as you can get! Excellent shot!


  3. milkayphoto says:

    Spectacular! 🙂


  4. kiwidutch says:

    FANTASTIC shot Scott!
    Easily one of my favourites so far 🙂
    I’m impressed especially because it shows how tough this little guy is as he braves the blustering wind, but also how delicately he is built and that he is as fragile as he is strong.


  5. Aww, what a cutie!


  6. Karma says:

    Wicked cool shot! Love the puffed up feathers and open beak!


  7. Deanna says:

    My 7 y.o. daughter requests a button you can click to hear the song along with animated notes coming from its beak. 🙂


  8. Gerry says:

    He looks like he’s working hard and wondering whether he made the right career choices. Definitely persevering, though. Tough little guy.


  9. Mary Wallace says:

    Beautiful photo. I like photographing birds.


  10. I have seen this charming singer on flickr already but again I must say how beautiful he is ! What a wonderful expression he shows ! Congratulations to the photographer.


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  12. Nye says:

    Beautiful shot Scott, I enjoy watching them sing but never seen them this close before.


  13. flandrumhill says:

    He sure is singing his little heart out. His fluffed up feathers tell me it was a very cold morning indeed. That is one excellent photo.


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