After chasing the Steller’s Jay I headed back to the Naxwit picnic area, where I had visited the day before. I’ve seen a good variety of birds in this area so I usually head here at least once a day while I’m in town. There’s tonnes of songbirds to be seen here, as well as ducks and raptors. This time there was pretty much the same variety as yesterday; Juncos, Towhees, Robins and a solitary Goldeneye swimming in the channel. I did see one to hit my 2015 list, the White-crowned Sparrow. I was pretty happy to see this little guy as I had only seen this type once before.
Once I spotted him he flew over my head and landed on a little mound not too far away (the first picture). I tried to ask him to turn his head towards the sun, so there wouldn’t be such a shadow, but he wasn’t co-operating. They’re pretty cute little birds but their head does seem a little out of place (no offense to the bird that is).
Then as I headed back toward the car I spotted another one, with some white flowered bushes in the background. I think this makes for some lovely bokeh for this picture (my new photography word 😉 )
Nice pictures! I like that you captured the bird’s eye details in the last photo :-). And I find the little bits of shrubbery in all the images quite lovely and decorative. White-crowned sparrows are super cute but their heads and bodies do seem to belong to different birds.
Thank-you so much! I was lucky to find that little sparrow just sitting peacefully on a branch. It’s so nice when they sit still … and so rare! 🙂