This Yellow Warbler in the lower gardens had just finished taking a bath in the puddle by the water tap. He looked quite damp and was busy preening and shaking water from his feathers.
|Juvenile Chipping Sparrow|
This little House Finch just held still and posed for me, showing off his bright red coloration.
Am I correct in identifying this as a juvenile Chipping Sparrow? Sparrows are always a little confusing to me.
Sometimes its hard to tell who is more startled at a given encounter, myself or the animal . But today I am certain that I was more startled when I looked up and found this deer just barely into the woods.