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Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii
 
 
Copyright David Seibel, 2009 (#1087) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Exposure: 1/800 sec, f/8.0, ISO 320
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: April 24, 2009
Location: Mill Creek Streamway Park (Johnson County, KS)

Description: This was one of several males apparently singing on territory in the same field. I located one of its favorite perches and just sat down near it and waited. The bird was so tame that it came closer than I could focus (less than 15 ft) several times. The cocked tail in this image is the result of a strong gust of wind, not the bird's normal posture.