Nelson’s Sparrow still present

I went back this morning looking for the Nelson’s Sparrow at Lk St. Clair Metropark… I woke up, looked outside and saw slightly overcast skies and knew I would get some better photos… As a bird photographer I like prefer overcast skies to sunny skies.. The latter you deal with blown out colors and shadows… just a pain in the arse… but in overcast sky, there are no shadows to deal with and the colors are more accurate… I got to LSCMP and saw Will McHale and a few other photographers around… they told me it was seen a couple times already… So I headed to the exact spot I first found it on Sunday and waited…. Sure enough it made its way back and was feeding on the ground in the Phragmites a few feet from its favorite patch of weeds and tall grass its been hanging in… It was making a soft variable song very different from its regular song and call… It sounded very much like a juvenile song sparrow learning to sing… I found that fascinating and suspect that this is a young bird… Hopefully it will stick around for a few more days so people have time to get out and see it…

Nelson's Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow

Nelson’s Sparrow

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