A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) peeks over a densely foliated Douglas-fir branch. Small birds like cover—anything to prevent them from being spotted by predators. This sparrow moved about the tree on carefully selected paths to ensure that it remained as sheltered as possible.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/400 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 640
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Ladner, BC
07 Jan 2010