Grasshopper Sparrows Have Returned

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I love fall migration, don’t get me wrong, but I get really excited when sparrows start coming in. This past Saturday I found my first at Merritt Island, and today I went to my favorite local spot for sparrows on a little street south of . It’s just a fence line with dense vegetation around it and an open field on both sides.

But it’s a great spot for sparrows. Today I found Swamp, Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrows here. The Grasshopper Sparrows were unusually cooperative. Shortly after I arrived I saw one perch a distance away on the top of a fence post along with a Savannah Sparrow.

Then a little later a couple flew pretty close to me; one perched on a fence post and another on a plant, and they posed for a few minutes. Shortly after they left I saw two again in similar places. Perhaps they’re the same two.

They gave me my best photos of the species I have to date. I’m looking forward to what else might come in over the next couple months!

Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Wai Ling  Liu

wonderful thanks