July 11, 2010

Photos of the Day: Henslow's Sparrow

Went out looking for shorebirds at Rollins Savanna.  Whiffed on them as there still aren't any open flats, but did find a good looking Henslow's Sparrow.  The Henslow's Sparrow is still an Illinois Endangered Species , but definitely growing in abundance thanks to growth in conservation.

These aren't DSLR quality, but I can't get over how well one can do with a Panasonic Lumix FZ-35 and a teleconverter lens.  This is from a good distance.
  For the money, it can't be beat!  Too many words...more photos.


Obviously not a Henslow's.....a juvenile Red-winged Blackbird.


1 comment:

  1. I love the way how you chose to take a photo of a sparrow. Not many people will be interested in a sparrow, but the shots and the angles are neat! You've got some talent dude, honestly.. Hope to see more from you..

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