A Fox Sparrow at Morton

Saturday, February 26, 2022,

This is a Fox Sparrow that I encountered at Morton Refuge in Sag Harbor. This bird was truly a lucky find, as I was actively trying to find another bird that was also a lucky find, if that makes any sense. I had been walking in the refuge with a friend of mine when I had spotted a Hermit Thrush. The Thrush was very shy, darting amongst the foliage. While I was searching and shooting, I spied this little fellow in the underbrush. I just saw the red-rust color and starting taking pics. I didn’t know what I was shooting at, nor did I even think I’d captured anything usable till I got home and saw these pics. Sometimes, you just have to take the shot and hope for the best. JK