Not all streaky brown birds are impossible to identify: Take a closer look at this one and you’ll see an understated but distinctive sparrow with a short tail, small head, and telltale yellow spot before the eye. Savannah Sparrows are one of the most numerous songbirds in North America, and while sometimes overlooked, are likely visitors across the continent. In summer, they don’t hesitate to advertise their location, belting out a loud, insect-like song from farm fields and grasslands.
Taken in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Nikon D300 1/200 F6.7 ISO 400 EV 0.00 Pattern Metering No Flash 650 MM Shade