Sprague's Pipit - Calipatria, Imperial County, CA. January 15th, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ7 and Swarovski HD scope.
Venturing out to the fields north of Calipatria Prison, I would admit to being a little apprehensive concerning our chances of finding a Sprague's Pipit in the same fields where we'd met with success the previous year. However, my Birdfinders group remained upbeat and some 45 minutes later we were enjoying excellent views of a Sprague's Pipit in a field of Bermuda Grass close to the road. Rarely have I seen a Sprague's show quite as well as this bird did, and for such a long period. We left it in peace resisting the temptation to get even closer!