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Grasshopper Sparrow (Platt Lane at Hornby Bend)

 
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May 21, 2012 08:55 |  #1

Went to Platt Lane again on May 19, 2012. Hoping to get a few more images of the Grasshopper Sparrow before they leave. These and the Clay-colored Sparrows have the strangest sparrow calls ever. Like the noise from a miniature grass trimmer. :lol:

All taken at 1/1000, f8. ISO1000, 800mm + 1.4x TC, uncropped but resized. Hope y'all like them.

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May 21, 2012 08:59 |  #2

Superb series Fee :) The 2nd shot is bw!




  
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May 21, 2012 09:54 |  #3

Nice series Fee. It appears as if he was cooperative. I like him on the wire fence. I see birds on them often.


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May 21, 2012 09:56 |  #4

Nice series; I think sparrows are underrated.
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May 21, 2012 10:50 |  #5

Well captured Fee. We have these fellows breeding in a couple of locations around Ottawa.


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May 21, 2012 10:53 |  #6

Awesome set




  
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May 21, 2012 14:14 |  #7

Great shots Fee, would love to see one of these around here.


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May 22, 2012 10:06 |  #8

very nice series, Fee




  
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May 22, 2012 10:14 as a reply to  @ dgraham329's post |  #9

Lovely set!
# 2 is my favorite.


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May 22, 2012 14:52 |  #10

Great set on this tiny grassland sparrow...love to hear their vocalizations :-)


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May 22, 2012 22:39 |  #11

2slo wrote in post #14462790 (external link)
Superb series Fee The 2nd shot is

That's very kind of you Mark. Thanks. :)

Diamond Lil wrote in post #14462982 (external link)
Nice series Fee. It appears as if he was cooperative. I like him on the wire fence. I see birds on them often.

Thanks Lilian. These guys like the wire to perch high. I guess once a grasshopper hops out, it won't escape their radar. :D

CDMOOSE wrote in post #14462989 (external link)
Nice series; I think sparrows are underrated.
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Totally agree Al! I think the sparrows' differences are much greater than their resemblance. I am always fascinated by them. :)

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #14463210 (external link)
Well captured Fee. We have these fellows breeding in a couple of locations around Ottawa.

Thanks for the comment Stephen. You are luck to have them breed there. They only stop by here several weeks a year. It's too long of a wait! :D

rick_reno wrote in post #14463228 (external link)
Awesome set

Thanks for compliment Rick. Cheers. ;)

Shar824 wrote in post #14464179 (external link)
Great shots Fee, would love to see one of these around here.

Thanks Sharon. Hope you get a chance see, hear and photograph them very soon. :)

dgraham329 wrote in post #14468370 (external link)
very nice series, Fee

I appreciate the kind words Dean. :)

Charles Roy wrote in post #14468421 (external link)
Lovely set!
# 2 is my favorite.

Thanks Charles! I lucked out on the timing. :D

Gary Fairhead wrote in post #14469670 (external link)
Great set on this tiny grassland sparrow...love to hear their vocalizations

Your comment is appreciated Gary. I have seen them in previous years but only learned about their calls this time. =P


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May 22, 2012 22:51 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #12

Awesome photos.
The 2nd is great.



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May 23, 2012 00:31 |  #13

Oh wow, excellent shots Fee, specially #2, I can truly hear the call :)


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May 24, 2012 16:48 |  #14

jhayesvw wrote in post #14471670 (external link)
Awesome photos.
The 2nd is great.

I appreciate the comment Jeremy.

jodelak wrote in post #14472038 (external link)
Oh wow, excellent shots Fee, specially #2, I can truly hear the call :)

lol. Thanks Jodelak. He definitely sounded louder in the image than in real world. :)


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