Song Sparrow Sings For Bird Photography Weekly

by Larry Jordan on August 30, 2009

Song Sparrow Singing photos by Larry Jordan

The Song Sparrow has one of the most joyous songs in nature.  If you close your eyes and listen, you can just imagine yourself walking down a path through the forest, in a fairy tale.  You can listen to several of those joyous songs here.

I found this LBJ (little brown job) at Anderson River Park back in March.  He was singing almost continuously for me and I stayed and soaked it all in.  Song Sparrows have highly variable plumages and several recognized subspecies, depending on their habitat and location.

You can usually identify them because of their heavy breast streaks that merge into a large central spot and their broad grayish eyebrow.  I think they have a beautiful pattern of browns, grays and whites but their most adorable feature is their song.  Maybe that’s where they got the name?

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MaineBirder August 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm

One of the easier birds in the Sparrow family for me to identify.

Great series of photos Larry!
.-= MaineBirder´s last blog ..Birding Fox Island =-.


Klaus August 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Nicely done – this guy is still on my list! 🙂


ramblingwoods August 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I was happy that I didn’t see the usual song sparrow feeding a cowbird, but I did see two pairs of chipping sparrows feeding cowbirds. Lovely photos Larry..I do love their song…. Michelle


chris August 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Hi Larry,
Beautiful and sharp images of a very nice bird. I love them all, but have a small preference for the last one!
.-= chris´s last blog ..Antlion and scarce swallowtail =-.


bob k August 30, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Great photos of the Song Sparrow, Larry! I like the first one the best! Even though I can’t hear their song (I’m slightly hearing impaired) these LBJs are one of my favorites.
.-= bob k´s last blog ..It’s a Plane!, It’s Superman!, no, it’s a Baird’s! =-.


Kelly August 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm

…beautiful photos of a beautiful bird. I love listening to them too. I can often hear them out of my kitchen window and always enjoy listening to them.
.-= Kelly´s last blog ..A papa and a juvenile American Goldfinch dining in a thistle patch… =-.


Mick August 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Lovely photos and I listened to the songs to try to imagine that little fellow singing outside my window. That would be great!
.-= Mick´s last blog ..Inskip 2 – the Fun! =-.


Neil August 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Great photos Larry and nice calls to go with them.


gwendolen August 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Lovely post for BPW, Larry. I really like the first photo, beautiful pose of the sparrow. Great capture.
.-= gwendolen´s last blog ..Rüppells Griffon Vulture =-.


Arija September 1, 2009 at 6:28 am

Lovely captures and thank you for the song.
.-= Arija´s last blog ..Watery Wednesday 16 & Bird Photography Weekly – 24 =-.


animtreebird September 3, 2009 at 1:51 am

Very beautiful birds. Nice photos of them. :)))
.-= animtreebird´s last blog ..Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, Chennai =-.


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