Thursday, November 8, 2012

Little Winter Visitor

The last time over at the beach, we were looking for Nelson's sparrows which had been sited there.  We had seen them before, but they are quite uncommon and we couldn't pass up the chance to go looking for one so close to home.  
This is the little guy that was causing all the excitement.  I didn't get very good pictures but it was fun trying.  We saw eight of them which was a real treat.   The only time we get to see them here along our coast is in winter.  
Nelson's sharp-tailed sparrow
You never know what you are going to see.  You can count on shorebirds of some sort though.  

These little guys were so busy along the waterline.  They never seemed to stop more than a second or two. 
It appears that a shell is caught on the middle bird's right leg.  Hopefully, it came off.  

And, we couldn't make a trip over without noting the lovely wildflowers that were blooming.  

And my pals are ever on the lookout for the next bird. 
She with the spotting scope and he with his trusty camera.

I'll be away for a few days.  Meanwhile, 

Y'all take care.  


  1. Nice series! That's quite a skyline view in that last photo.

  2. What great photos! Looks a tad chilly though. The sand in fact, reminds me of snow!

  3. You know, I actually thought that was snow in your first two photos. Silly me. I tend to see the whole world through a frozen lens.

    Beautiful photos. Enjoy your time away.