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Chipping sparrow        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Chipping sparrows, with their bright rusty caps and white eyelines, are familiar across much of North America.  Most of these images were made in late winter near a feeding station in Madera Canyon, Arizona.   The brightly-colored male in the spruce tree was attending his territory on the outskirts of Churchill, Manitoba (for those familiar with the town, this was at the 'Miss Piggy' site).

  • bottom:   Canon EOS1v, 500 mm f4 IS + 2X converter, Elite Chrome Extra Color (2003)
  • others:   Canon 1D4 or 7D2; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2011, 2016)