Small Song Sparrow

I have developed a bad habit of looking right past the ‘little locals’ . EJ is keeping me on point since I’m pretty sure she would rather photograph a little Downy than an Eagle.

Song Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
Song Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

Our out doors time has been very limited lately and even a short walk in small woods is an adventure now. I heard this guy long before I spotted him.

Song Sparrow - Click To Enlarge

This little bird reminded me to slow down and look around. Besides, EJ is like having a pointer. Watch her lens and follow the direction.

Song Sparrow - Click To Enlarge
Song Sparrow – Click To Enlarge

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

These photos were taken while the Night-Heron nests were under siege by a flock of crows

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Click To Enlarge
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Click To Enlarge

The crows kept their distance, maybe because of the posturing from the birds. The certainly looked bigger than they actually were.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Click To Enlarge
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Click To Enlarge

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The crows never did leave so this could have been a long stand off for both sides.

Watch Where You Walk – Piping Plover

When out walking with a camera I look up and around, rarely down. This little guy only looked down, not up. It could have ended badly.

Piping Plover - Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover – Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover - Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover – Click To Enlarge

There was no warning of tiny birds since this one was all alone. No other small birds were anywhere near.

Piping Plover - Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover – Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover - Click To Enlarge
Piping Plover – Click To Enlarge

I know they are small but for perspective here look at the little shells around him.

All was good after we spotted each other. A few shots and we both went our way.

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