Sometimes the best way to find birds to photograph is to just stop and listen. That is how I found this Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) while I was out kayaking one day. This is a small bird, and could be easy to miss for it size and coloration, except that it likes to sit on top of clumps of vegetation and sing. It sang. I listened. I photographed.
The sparrow was by a small tidal channel that I was kayaking down, the cat tails the last remnant of a previously fresh water habitat.
The current was moving the wrong direction to float me past, so I grounded the nose of my kayak nearby and captured these mid morning shots.
ISO 320, 420mm, 1/640 shutter, f/8.0
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