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House Sparrow

I haven’t been birding for months, unless you count seeing a shell from a baby robin.  I do have some cute pictures of House Sparrows from last March.  There’s one tree at Red Butte Garden where they’re always eating.     I know House Sparrows are very common, but they’re lovely birds. I’m hoping I […]

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Song Sparrow at Red Butte Garden

I really wanted to go to Antelope Island this weekend, but it turns out that you can’t take day-long trips when you’re eight-months pregnant.  Pregnancy wasn’t really hard until this point, but now it’s really difficult.  I’m tired, my feet are swollen, and this baby loves to kick.  I’m so glad that she’s healthy and […]

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Song Sparrow

Song Sparrows are in Utah year round.  They can be a little hard to identify, especially from the side.     From straight on, you can make out the mutton chops and a spot that is often terms the breast spot.  They don’t all have it, though.  The first one is lacking the spot, the […]

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White-crowned Sparrow

I can usually expect to hear the little chips of White-crowned Sparrows in the winter.  I see them during the summer, but they’re not as common.  I can always find them in the winter on barbed wire.   Someone at Farmington Bay scattered seeds on the ground, which made for a nice photo opportunity.  The […]

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White-crowned Sparrow

In the Uintas, I saw a very common bird in an unusual situation: the White-crowned Sparrow bathing.     Birds really take joy when they’re bathing.  I’m still taking Stonewall into the shower and he gets so excited!  This guy was equally excited to bathe right after a rainstorm.     My favorite pictures are […]

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Chipping Sparrow

This is the best photo that I took in New Hampshire.     I thought he was an American Tree Sparrow until a friend of mine said her place is surrounded by Chipping Sparrows.  Well!  It turns out that they look extremely similar because they both have rufous caps and lines through their eyes.  The […]

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New Lens

I did it!  I bought the Nikon 500mm lens.  I will not be buying anything else for a very long time.  So as the first example of why it’s better to buy this lens over others, I’ve taken pictures of sparrows at my feeder from the same distance with the same camera body (Nikon d300s) […]

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Takashi Finches

There is a fantastic sushi restaurant downtown called Takashi that I visited last Friday.  As soon as we walked up to the building I could hear the baby House Finches.  This picture is so funny because someone put up a piece of cardboard with nails in it to discourage the birds from nesting.  So they […]

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Chipping Sparrow

You know what’s a weird sign to see when you’re birding? Fort Huachuaca (pronounced wa-chuke-a) in Arizona is close enough to the Mexican border that people will try and get into the United States through that area.  Another thing you can find at Fort Huachuca and everywhere else in southern Arizona is the Chipping Sparrow. […]

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Lark Sparrow

Thank you for all the comments.  Audrey was greatly loved.  Conner is having a hard time dealing with the loss but he’s slowly getting better.  Trevor knows that we’re all sad and is trying to comfort Conner.  But I don’t want to go into details now.  I want to talk about something happier.  Onto Lake […]

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