On the recent trip out to my happy place, I had some time to kill prior to my flight home. I took a drive over to Boulder Valley Ranch which is an open space property. To get there, take Hy 36 to Longhorn Rd. I didn’t expect to see much but I was greatly surprised. Driving down the road I spotted a Lark Sparrow on a fence post on top of a knoll. Since the sky was overcast and the sparrow was severely backlit, I increase the exposure to 1-2/3 stops. That is one handsome sparrow!
This is a Vesper Sparrow. Yes, I was having a good day!