After finding both sparrows, I walked on for a while more and was almost resigned to leaving without the greater prize, when something scurrying away through the grass caught my eye; Upland Sandpiper! These are quite rare (I'd never seen one before), so having secured a photo good enough for ID purposes, I left this guy alone.
|Eastern Towhee (so hard to get these out of cover)|
This could have been an epic shot, but I didn't realize how high the ISO was from the distant background until it was too late. Live and learn.