Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Black-throated Sparrow at Anza-Borrego

Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow. Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. April 27, 2014. Greg Gillson.
I told you in January that Black-throated Sparrows are my favorite sparrows. Look how sharply patterned that bird is! Very handsome, catching the warm early morning light from the side, to give the photo a nice three-dimensional feel.

Black-throated Sparrow

The photo above in a creosote bush has some out-of-focus vegetative "blobs" in the foreground but, I think, they do not distract too much, do they?

Below is a Black-throated Sparrow in its typical habitat.

Black-throated Sparrow

These were all photographed in Hellhole Canyon--a word choice you'd undoubtedly forgive if you visited in summer.

Black-throated Sparrow