The American Tree Sparrow is one of the more unusual sparrows that we get in the yard. At this time of year, we have a lot of Dark-eyed Juncos, a few resident Song Sparrows and some White-throated Sparrows. The American Tree Sparrow is a hit or miss species. I’m always happy when I see them. Below is the same sparrow on a particularly overcast day.
Now everyone loves a sunny day however if you don’t drag your gear out on an overcast day, then you don’t know what you are missing. Even lighting on feathers and fir make for great animal portraits.