Jeff washed the Homey…so naturally we were ready for rain.
This storm came a day after he washed Homey..
Usually it happens much sooner..
I think Jeff is out of practice ;)…
There are hundreds of them in the area..
We watched them a while before heading back..
Storm clouds to the south…
Huntington Beach State Park treasure collection
The Ipswich Sparrow is a geographically isolated subspecies of the savannah sparrow. This small sparrow breeds strictly on Sable Island, Nova Scotia and winters along the mid-Atlantic coast. Their nape, back, and rump are dark brown with varying degrees of streaking. Their crown is typically beige with a pale yellow eye-stripe. Ipswich sparrows have a whitish colored throat, breast, and belly. Light streaking occurs along their sides and chest, but not much along the belly. The Ipswich sparrow is overall paler and larger than the continental savannah sparrow.
Storm cloud over the ocean..
The Ipswich sparrow feeds along shoreline habitat alone or in small flocks in non-breeding months. They typically walk when hunting instead of hopping as their continental counterparts would. They hunt for insects, insect larvae, and other small arthropods all while walking on the ground. During the winter months, seed is a particularly important food source.
We scan for birds..
We made it back before the rain..
Another lovely day at the Beach..
Huntington State Park, South Carolina