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LeConte's Sparrow Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: One of my top 5 species of all time.  I LOVE sparrow migration in South Dakota. So many beautiful birds...perhaps not as flashy as a spring warbler, but so many beautiful patterns and tones. In terms of color, many are strictly in shades of brown, but not the beautiful LeConte's Sparrow. They have a reputation as a skulker, but they're not that much more difficult to photograph than many other grassland birds. They are curious!  A good "pishing" will often bring a curious bird close for a photo. I have a number of photos of the species I really like, but my favorite is this one, with a complete, uncluttered, close-up view of the species. From October 21st, 2016 in Lincoln County, South Dakota.

LeConte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii

LeConte's Sparrow 1 - Ammodramus leconteii LeConte's Sparrow 2 - Ammodramus leconteii LeConte's Sparrow 3 - Ammodramus leconteii LeConte's Sparrow 4 - Ammodramus leconteii

LeConte's Sparrow 1

September 30th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 2

September 30th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 3

September 30th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 4

October 10th, 2005

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 5 - Ammodramus leconteii

LeConte's Sparrow 6 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 7 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 8 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 5

October 10th, 2005

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 6

September 30th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 7

September 30th, 2006

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 8

October 9th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 9 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 10 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 11 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 12 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 9

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 10

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 11

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 12

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 13 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 14 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 15 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 16 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 13

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 14

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 15

September 30th, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 16

October 1st, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 17 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 18 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 19 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 20 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 17

October 1st, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 18

October 1st, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 19

October 1st, 2008

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 20

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 21 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 22 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 23 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 24 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 21

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 22

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 23

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 24

October 9th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 25 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 26 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 27 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 28 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 25

October 9th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 26

October 9th, 2013

Lake County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 27

October 21st, 2016

Lincoln County, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 28

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 29 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 30 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 31 - Ammodramus leconteii  LeConte's Sparrow 32 - Ammodramus leconteii 

LeConte's Sparrow 29

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 30

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 31

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 32

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

LeConte's Sparrow 33 - Ammodramus leconteii       

LeConte's Sparrow 33

October 14th, 2019

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

     

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