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Rufous-crowned Sparrow, portrait of the head

Sailor Bar, American River Parkway / Sacramento County, California

 

When I was visiting the pond off Illinois Avenue at Sailor Bar the morning of 8/29/2014, I was standing on the trail on the east side of the pond when this Rufous-crowned Sparrow popped up on the trail from near the pond edge, possibly either feeding or getting a drink. I was amazed as I stood there when the bird kept hopping closer and closer to me until I could no longer focus on the bird so I had to settle for a head shot.

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Taken on August 29, 2014