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Song Sparrow Up Close

Posted on Feb 6, 2015

This up close and personal encounter with a Song Sparrow took place entirely due to its own actions. I was photographing it feeding on some grasses when it kept approaching me, moving closer and closer, totally oblivious to my presence. It would look up at me ever so briefly, I suppose to make sure I was not about to pounce on it, but as you can see by its bill it was far more concerned with seeds than this human. Occasionally you run into a bird that believes you are not a threat or dismisses you entirely because it has prioritized feeding during an emergency situation or is exhausted, but in this case it simply seemed tame and friendly.

Song Sparrow eating grass seed in snow Stratford Point-0368-2

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator