When I was taking pictures to post for “Splash Week”, this lovely sparrow showed up to enjoy a leisurely bath.
It is not one of the sparrows that I commonly see in my backyard. At first I thought it was a Song Sparrow, but it lacks the prominent chest spot. My best guess (after scouring the field guides) is that it is a Lincoln’s Sparrow that decided to take advantage of a safe place to bathe during migration.
Here are a couple more photos…can anyone help with the id?
I just love his markings. I wish I could convince him to stay!