Savannah Sparrow

Yard Birding: Fun in my Own Backyard!

April 6, 2014 - ...Sometimes it’s great to go off to exciting places to take pictures of nature.  Sometimes it’s nice just to stay home and photograph the nature in your own backyard!  You never know what you are missing until you spend a few hours curled up in a blind or hidden in some bushes.  I know that […] Read more

Savannah Sparrow

Return to the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 2, 2012 - This is a Savannah sparrow, one of the most common sparrows in Florida in winter.  He was hopping around at the beginning of the Marsh Rabbit trail.  He didn't seem very concerned about me as I knelt down and aimed The Beast in his direction.... Read more

Foggy but Interesting Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 27, 2011 - There were tons of little Savannah Sparrows out this morning, both on the Eagle Roost trail and along Wading Bird Way.  I got down to eye level to try to get the best shots.  (Most of the pictures this morning were taken with The Beast handheld – we hiked so…... Read more

Frogs and Snakes for Breakfast at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 4, 2011 - Downy Woodpecker The clouds were working in my favor by this point in the morning, almost acting like a giant softbox to soften shadows.  I had taken my flash unit off because of the increasing winds, so when I saw this Savannah Sparrow hop into a tree in front of…... Read more

February Photo Walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

February 26, 2011 - White-Crowned Sparrow Savannah Sparrows are the most common sparrows at Circle B at this time of year.... You can tell the difference between Savannah Sparrows and the less common (at Circle B) Song Sparrows because the Savannah have yellow coloring over their eyes.... Savannah Sparrow The Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks have…... Read more

Savannah Sparrow

Snow Geese at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

December 20, 2010 - Killdeer in flight Dyeyo admired the bright colors of the birds' backs as they flew: Killdeer A brave little Savannah Sparrow was hopping around on the path not three feet away from me.  He kept hopping into my minimum focusing distance.  He barely budged when we walked past him.... Savannah…... Read more

Savannah Sparrow

A New Place to Explore: Viera Wetlands

November 26, 2010 - Ring-Necked Ducks A Savannah Sparrow hopped in the bushes so close to us that I just had to stop to take his picture.... Savannah Sparrow An Osprey flew overhead.... Read more

Savannah Sparrow

Lots of Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 24, 2010 - Pied-Billed Grebe We sighted some Savannah Sparrows along Wading Bird Way, too.... Savannah Sparrows The Palm Warblers popped up in almost every bush, eating the aphids and other little bugs.... Read more

Savannah Sparrow

Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - This Savannah Sparrow made a quick appearance on Marsh Rabbit Run.... I think he's a Savannah Sparrow...he's the first I've seen this season.... The sun obligingly illuminated this guy for me: Savannah Sparrow With so many Palm Warblers around, it is easy to overlook other yellow-colored warblers.... Read more

Our first visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 8, 2009 - Double-crested cormorant As we reached the end of Marsh Rabbit Run and turned onto Wading Bird Way, we saw this little sparrow hopping around on the ground.  I think it's a Savannah sparrow.... Savannah sparrow... Read more