Chipping Sparrow

This afternoon’s goal was to focus on song birds. While I did see Orange-crowned, Yellow and Yellow-rumped Warblers, they were sticking to the tree tops and not cooperating for photos. So it was time to change gears and get something closer to the ground.

Updated 2016-08-31

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

While I initially thought this was a Lincoln’s Sparrow, thanks to Liron’s comment, it is actually a young Chipping Sparrow.

Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow

Here it appears to have caught itself a large ant.

Lincoln's Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow

The Chipping Sparrow was busy scooting around foraging on the side of the trail. While constantly on the move, I did manage to keep up and get a couple of shots.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

Bonus bird of the day was this Downy Woodpecker.

2 thoughts on “Chipping Sparrow”

  1. Nice shots Jim! The sparrow looks like a young (hatch year) Chipping Sparrow rather than a Lincoln’s. Nice bird! Great shots of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper in your last post, nice to see you there!

    1. Thanks for the ID on the young Chipping Sparrow. I have updated the post to reflect the change. Good to see you again and the Buff-breasted Sandpiper certainly was being cooperative for both of us.

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