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When I was out hiking the other day on Black Canyon Trail in RMNP, I saw these two brown birds flitting from branch to branch. I could not tell what they were.

I got my camera out, zoomed in and clicked away, hoping that when I got home I would be able to identify them.

This one bird flew up on the rock and stood there for about 3 minutes, like he was posing for me. I think I got a pretty good photograph, thanks to him!

I identified it as a Vesper Sparrow which is a common summer resident in the U.S. Rockies and dwells in the grass. It gets its name from “vesper” meaning “evening,” which is when it loves to sing. “It is known as one of the lead singers of the prairie chorus.”

If there are any bird experts out there, please let me know if I identified it correctly.

Beautiful bird, don’t you think? Have you ever seen one?


One Response to “I Saw My First Vesper Sparrow On The Black Canyon Trail On Lumpy Ridge In RMNP!”

  1. Manny says:

    What a superb photo of this stately bird, Mel.

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