Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American Tree Sparrow of Happiness



"TPAD" Dan and I had a raging day of birding on Point Reyes...we got over 130 species and a glut of good birds. The glory was overwhelming. American Tree Sparrow was the rarest of the bunch, and is a find worth celebrating with whiskey tonight. While you may not enjoy these terrible photos (I had to manually focus, give me a break), know that my heart may explode at any minute. With joy.


Look at that giant head! Tree Sparrows are very, very rare in most of California.


4 comments:

  1. Ooh awesome find... Manual focus makes me crazy. So what were the other 129 species?

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  2. @Jeremy and Eileen - Thanks! Rare birds lose their mystique if you get GOOD pictures of them, so I'm just doing my part...

    @Jen - Not gonna lie...shit was off the chain. Prairie Warbler, Tufted Duck...all kinds of sickness.

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