Songbird Migration

If I’ve focused on the Spring migration of shorebirds and ducks, it’s probably because it’s much easier to get pictures of them than it is to get pictures of songbirds. I suspect, though, that more people would associate Spring with a Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

serenading hikers out enjoying the sunshine than either shorebirds or ducks. I know I always did before I took up birdwatching as a hobby. Luckily, Song Sparrows seem to be the least shy of songbirds, except for the ever-present Robins.

White-Crowned Sparrows

White-Crowned Sparrow

aren’t quite as bold, but they nest here in the Summer and aren’t shy about trying to attract a mate, even if it means attracting an occasional photographer.

Lincoln’s Sparrows are also supposed to be common here,

Lincoln Sparrow

but they’re shy enough that this is the first time I’ve managed to get a picture of one in the five years I’ve been birding.

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