I’ve been so busy freezing my butt off while star gazing, that I hardly noticed the warmer days and the gradual return of our bird population! They’ve been elusive for months… the cold weather has caused some species to migrate, while our year round residents have done nothing but hide from me and my camera lens!
Sparrows and Thrushes are most easily seen and for the first time in months, they allowed the ‘Canon Soul Sucker’ a few moments of time.
Rufous Collared Sparrows..
may be the most easily spotted and abundant species, but they’re one of the most beautiful in song and appearance!
This one happens to be munching on a bug.
Male, his yellow orbital ring gives it away.