Featured in Elite Images on February 2nd, 2012.
An American tree sparrow clings to a branch in Pavan Park, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:300 mm
Exposure:1/640 at f/8
Texture added in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
The American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea) is a medium sized sparrow that breeds in the far north, but whose winter range extends from southern Canada south to a line through southern Nevada and northern Texas to South Carolina. Spring migration through Alberta starts in the last week of March and continues to the end of April, and fall migration extends from the last half of September to the middle of November.