Clay-Colored Sparrow and Mallard Ducks

I finally got a picture of the sparrow that sounds like an insect!  It is a Clay-colored Sparrow and there seem to be several of them along our walk by the Red River.  Chester doesn’t have any interest in these little guys there, but he would if they came into our yard.  I have managed to get a picture of one before, but these are the best pictures so far.  🙂

Clay-colored Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow

He is singing (or buzzing) in the second picture and it isn’t quite as clear as the first one.

Clay-colored Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow

A pair of Mallards were hanging around one of my ‘bump-on-a-log’ locations and posed nicely as they were preening.

Mallards Jun 3
Mallards Jun 3
Mallard Jun 3
Mallard Jun 3
Mallard Jun 3
Mallard Jun 3
Mallards Jun 3
Mallards Jun 3
Mallards Jun 3
Mallards Jun 3

So far on Africam today, we have seen Black Eagle (still waiting for eggs to hatch), Elephant, Impala, Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Waterbuck, Egyptian Geese, Wildebeest and Bushbuck.  Click here to see all of today’s pictures.