GreatBirdPics’ Bird Photograph of the Week

Emil Baumbach took our Bird Photograph of the Week of a Henslow’s Sparrow.  I’ll let him tell the tale:

“I heard a weak peep in a grassy field and had no idea what it was until I turned on my Merlin app. Once I realized a Henslow’s Sparrow was 10 feet from me, I waited until it came out in the open to sing and give me a nice photo opportunity. I’ve rarely seen these birds and learned that only in breeding season will they pop out to sing. Having it sit on a nice perch made me a very happy camper.”

One thing to note in the shot; look at the background and see that the tan turns to green at the same level that the bird’s coloration turns from buffy to brown.  A coincidence?   I think not!


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Tremendous photo!