Savannah Sparrows

This gallery contains 2 photos. Savannah Sparrows are infrequent visitors to Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary — at least, on my visits to the local wildlife refuge. Surrey’s Blackie Spit and the Boundary Bay’s Wildlife Management Area (where this long-distance shot was taken) have yielded better results. This is typically the closest I can get to a Savannah Sparrow (since sighting my first in early 2014 at Reifel). Photographed on the evening of April 4.

WHSIM-Savannah-Sparrow1Unlike other LBJs, Savannah Sparrows are easily identified by their yellow eyebrows.
f/8, 1/500, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 250 

Savannah Sparrows aren’t the kind of sparrows to flock in large numbers; the most I’ve seen hanging out together is a pair foraging on the paths at Boundary Bay. They are well camouflaged by their surroundings. By the time I’ve happened upon them, the sound of my footsteps have given me away, and they have already taken off for the safety of the trees or the fallen logs in the nearby marsh. Photographed on the evening of April 5.

WHSIM-Savannah-Sparrow2I hear Savannah Sparrows more often than I see them (they do like to sing)!
f/8, 1/500, 150-500mm telephoto lens, 500mm, ISO 250

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24 thoughts on “Savannah Sparrows

  1. Your photos always make my day! I especially appreciate some nature beauty to cheer me up after yesterday’s events. We’ve seen Savannah Sparrows many times but I never get a great look at them, so this is better for me than spotting them in the wild. 🙂

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