Song Sparrow: Kennebunk, Maine, USA — As I was walking. by one of the brush piles along the edge of our lot the other day I caught a sparrowish bird out of the corner of my eye. I could not pin it down, but it looked like a possible Song Sparrow…if so, my first of the year. We never had Song Sparrows in our yard until last spring and summer, when I started putting out mixed bird seed in the feeding station by my backyard blind. Once they found us, we had a few each day…mostly following the Purple Finches who would come to the feeder and throw lots of seed out as they looked for just the right seed. The Sparrows would forage on the ground under the feeders. Song Sparrows are generally one of the first migrant song birds I see in fields and marshes so it is no surprise that they would be the nesting resident to show up in our yard. We have a couple of them now…and this one posed nicely outside my blind. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 160 @ f4 @ 1/500th.