My first love was the Pacific Ocean. Then I discovered the Sierra Nevada. So although I enjoy living in the foothills, I was thrilled to spend an afternoon along the coast last Sunday.
I spotted this Bryant’s Savannah Sparrow at MacKerricher State Park just north of Fort Bragg as we joined a number of others strolling the wooden walkway. It was a cool, breezy day, but mild for winter. The trails that lead down to the water and through the coastal grasslands from the parking lot near the campground were sprinkled with families enjoying the false spring.
Here is an interesting blog with a sketch of this bird that helped me to identify it. The sparrow was on the move. I was fortunate to capture it at the moment it paused.