While I was taking an evening walk with my kids, a pair of Barn Swallows hunted flying insects nearby and posed for a few photos.
|Young Lark Sparrow on bitterbrush|
|Lark Sparrows eating grasshoppers - Yay! I watched as they scratched the grasshoppers against the brush, I assume to take off the strong and tough hind legs.|
|Spotted Sandpiper without any spots. This is the non-breeding plumage. Check out this previous blog post for a comparison.|
|Young Cedar Waxwing - this was the first time I have noticed them. They looked kind of funky-cool through my binoculars, but were too far for a great photo. At least you get the idea that they are different.|