Rentenaar Rd sparrows (Sauvie Island, OR, 03/17/13)

I spent a couple of hours at Rentenaar Rd this morning while others got their lifer Common Eider somewhere else …

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This White-throated Sparrow (above) was very cooperative.

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The Clay-colored Sparrow (above) only put in a brief appearance.  It is not a brightly marked bird, so I had to convince myself that it wasn’t a Brewer’s, but the bill-size, lack of streaking on the neck and lack of a full white eye-ring sealed the deal for me.

The Harris’s Sparrow (below) was there, but played hard to get for a picture.

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I also heard both Sora and Virginia Rail.

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Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

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