Le Conte’s Sparrow at Mullet Lake Park

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I found this park around November of last year, and the first time I visited I thought it might be a great place for some fun sparrows to show up. However, despite many visits, until this morning I’ve only seen Savannah and Swamp Sparrows here. But this morning I got to add a third sparrow species to the list–Le Conte’s Sparrow! I’m still hoping there may be more treasures to be found in this wonderful little park, but I’m really happy with this one. This is the prettiest sparrow I’ve ever seen.

When I first saw the sparrow, I had my ISO set at 1600, since it had been pretty dark. The sparrow popped up when the lighting was starting to improve. But after a few minutes the lighting was better I decided to lower my ISO to 125 and try again. The sparrow was up as I walked back to the area, and I took the above photo.

The photos below were the first ones I took. They aren’t nearly as good, but they let you see different views of this beautiful sparrow!

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Le Conte’s 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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