Recently I commented that the swamp sparrow is one of the most difficult birds to photograph because of its elusive habits.The “birdwatching spirits” must have been listening because while out for a walk here:
I spotted a small bird darting into thick shrubbery. Happily, I was able to find it with my camera and it was a Swamp Sparrow.
Swamp Sparrows have a reddish crown and a white throat patch:
The thin striping on the gray breast indicated that this is a juvenile bird.
They also have rufous-coloured wings and tail:
That is one of the joys of birdwatching. You NEVER know what you will find next!
Other birds that I was able to photograph:
Bond Head was named in 1837 in honour of Sir Francis Bond Head, lieutenant- governor of Upper Canada 1836 – 1838. The community was the birthplace of two famous Canadians:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do. – Slim Acres (1913-2009)