Just A Shot That I Like… # 27, Savannah Sparrow Wing Stretch

So very often when an avian subject gives the photographer a nice wing stretch the bird is either facing away or there’s no light on the face. So I always appreciate it when things work out with a shot like that.

 

1/2500, f/7.1, ISO 500, 500 f/4, 1.4 [...]

Savannah Sparrow Parasitized By Cowbirds

Brown-headed Cowbirds are well-known for laying their eggs in the nests of other species – brood parasitism. A single cowbird female may lay up to 40 eggs in the nests of other species per season. More than 220 host species have been identified and at least 144 of those species have successfully raised the parasitic [...]