Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ready, Set...

Jump!  This little guy was so cute, hopping from lily pad to lily pad on the beaver pond at McLane Creek.  This was his last hop before he spotted a mosquito flitting by.  He flew up and snatched it out of the air just a few feet from where I was standing.  It was very impressive to watch!  Not exactly sure what variety of sparrow he is.  Maybe some of my birder blog-friends will know.

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so cute!!! i think it is a song sparrow.

barbara cecelia said...

My vote is with TexWisGirl -- a song sparrow. What a wonderful capture. -- barbara

Lynette said...

Oh, my gosh. What a photo! Yours always take my breath away, Melissa.

Here's a link to the official word on Rip City.

http://www.nba.com/blazers/pemco/origin-rip-city

Gail Dixon said...

Precious, Melissa! At first I thought a female house finch, but maybe it is a song sparrow. I've never seen a bird among the lily pads before. Too cute!

Alica said...

Not at all what I expected to see on a lily pad! :) I was expecting to see a comment from TexWisGirl on here, identifying your bird...and I was right! :)

Sketchbook Wandering said...

A little miracle...