Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just Passin" Through...

White-crowned sparrows don't nest here, but this one made a brief stop Sunday morning.

24 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Helen, Until I started birding, I didn't realize that there were so many varieties of Sparrows. I just knew about the pesky little brown ones being around where I grew up.

Now I am finding that there are some gorgeous Sparrows--like the one you showed. Amazing!!!! Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shot! This is definitely a card shot. :-)

holdingmoments said...

Lovely markings on his head, and so different from the Sparrows we get here.

Tabib said...

Beautiful white crown, quite different for our common Tree Sparrow here

Abe Lincoln said...

The same thing happened here. I had at least one, possibly more that were here several days and I took a ton of photos as the ones I had taken the year before were not that good. These are excellent. The bird didn't seem to be afraid.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I still have a few with me. They spend their time under my feeders picking up seeds other birds have dropped.
Marnie

Tami said...

Very pretty!!

TSannie said...

Isn't it fun when that happens? LOVED my indigo that stayed for 2 days.

Tina said...

Helen,
What a lovely photo of that little sparrow. It's wonderful you spotted him and were able to enjoy his visit.

Bird Girl said...

And he posed perfectly just for you!

Shellmo said...

he's a sweet little fellow! Glad he said hello!
(Hey, that rhymed...!)

NCmountainwoman said...

Isn't it fun to see the little birds that are there for only a day? Lovely photograph.

Arija said...

What a lovely little Sunday visitor for you!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Travel is always best in retrospect. More and more these days I just prefer to stay home ... I wonder what those migrating birds thing?

Denise said...

He's a lovely little sparrow Helen, and a great photograph.

June said...

White crowned, chipping...how does one keep track of the variations which to me can be so subtle!

Chris said...

Gosh, this is a gorgeous shot of a passing by guy!! Congrats. A beautiful one!

byrningbunny said...

We have a gazillion (at least) of these under our crab apple tree! I'd never seen one before, but they sure are fun to watch. Love the shot!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Helen, that photo looks like it came from a magazine, it's just beautiful. The colorful background and the bird...together they are beautiful!

Naturegirl said...

Sweet photo!
I adore the image you posted for MOther's Day!!

Dave Coulter said...

Cool. I saw some nice migrants over the weekend!

jalynn01 said...

I remember when a bird was just a bird, and then I discovered sparrows like this one and fell in love. Great photo!

fishing guy said...

Helen: Lovely capture in the tree.

jeannette stgermain said...

wow, this photo looks like a painting! beautiful!