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Swamp Sparrow Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Swamp Sparrows definitely fall into that category of birds that are "often heard, less often seen".  There rolling song of a Swamp Sparrow is a pretty common sound in the wetlands around eastern South Dakota, but they can often be difficult to see (and photograph).  My favorite photo is the one below, with a bird in the open, sitting on an old cattail...perfect habitat for these guys. From June 7th, 2020 in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 1 - Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow 2 - Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow 3 - Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow 4 - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 1

September 17th, 2004

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 2

July 15th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 3

October 8th, 2005

Lincoln County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 4

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 5 - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 6 - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 7 - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 8 - Melospiza georgiana

Swamp Sparrow 5

July 15th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 6

July 15th, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 7

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 8

October 4th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 9 - Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow 10 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 11 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 12 - Melospiza georgiana 

Swamp Sparrow 9

October 16th, 2013

Good Earth State Park, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 10

September 15th, 2019 - Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 11

September 15th, 2019 - Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 12

June 7th, 2020

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 13 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 14 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 15 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 16 - Melospiza georgiana 

Swamp Sparrow 13

June 7th, 2020

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 14

June 7th, 2020

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 15

October 7th, 2017

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 16

October 7th, 2017

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 17 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 18 - Melospiza georgiana  Swamp Sparrow 19 - Melospiza georgiana   

Swamp Sparrow 17

October 7th, 2017

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 18

October 7th, 2017

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Swamp Sparrow 19

October 7th, 2017

Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

 

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