White-crown nestling

A little nestling, just barely in view. I kept my distance, of course.

Neat how the top of the head is mostly this brown speckled pattern, similar to the back and wings, which must make for pretty good camouflage. I don’t know at what point they start exploring the outside world, but I bet it’s soon!

   12 June 2023
   1/500s    f/8   560mm   ISO 500
A White-crowned Sparrow nestling, n the ground and partly hidden in the bushes.