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Swamp sparrow        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Swamp sparrows are common inhabitants of swamps, marshes, and other wet places across much of North America.  One of these birds (on the cattail) was breeding in a marsh in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba; the others were wintering in southeastern Arizona, at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area in southern California, or on the Monterey Peninsula in Californa.   Most were in thick brush and didn't permit close approach, but one was fairly acommodating.

  • Canon 10D, 1D4, or 7D2; 500 mm f4 IS + 1.4X converter or 800 mm IS + 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2006, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2022)
  • Canon EOS1v, 500 mm f4 IS + 2X converter, Elite Chrome Extra Color with electronic flash (2003)