Sunday, July 29, 2012

Grasshopper Sparrow Photos

Yesterday, Rob and I, made a couple of quick stops in small grasslands in Hamilton County, IN.  There isn't much grassland habitat in the county so any little bit can be quite productive.  Because of this, when a housing or commercial project falls through there is usually a nice little patch of land that will attract some uncommon species for the county.  We stopped by two of these spots and saw many Grasshopper Sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks, Horned Larks, and Eastern Kingbirds.  In the small ponds on the property we also had Green Heron and Great Blue Heron.  There have also been Dickcissels at these properties but we didn't come by any in the quick stops we made.

Grasshopper Sparrow-a young bird-you can tell
by the streaking across the chest.

Grasshopper Sparrow-we saw 5-6 in this small area

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