Daily Archives: May 16, 2020

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow, Kennebunk, Maine, USA — there is a poem for this one too 🙂

When the Lincoln’s Sparrow
showed up in the litter under
the feeders, I had to convince
myself, first, that it was not
wishful thinking. It could so
easily have been a Song, of
which we have several every
day, doing the same forage
in last year’s oak and maple
leaves, looking for the seeds
the finches spill. Still, the
Lincoln’s is such a fine featured
bird compared to the chunky
Song, and eventually I got
a good enough look to tick
off the tells, and be sure it
was more than wishful. I am
pretty sure it is my first Lincoln’s
for this southern end of Maine.
They don’t nest here, except
rarely, but I have seen them
in migration many a time in
Cape May, New Jersey, and
a time or two up north in
Maine, at Acadia National Park.
So, there it is, one more bird
for the yard list…one more
photo from the blind. And not
and easy bird at any time.

Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr. The light here was early evening and warm, but I have tried to strike a balance in the processing.