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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

White-crowned Sparrow

This beautiful White-crowned Sparrow popped up on our deck yesterday, just for a second.
What a treat. We don't see many of these here. This one was on migration to its breeding grounds in northern Canada. Have a safe trip.

Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007

7 comments:

Mike McDowell said...

I love these guys!

Mike M.

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

So do we! We only see about 3-4 a year here, so they are very special.

permafrog said...

We lived in Northern Ontario for 14 years. Each Spring we looked forward to hearing these guys greet the morning. Great picture.

maryd said...

I saw one having a birdseed snack in my Indianapolis yard last week. First time for me. What a treat!

dguzman said...

I've had quite a few of these beautiful birds in my Central PA backyard. I love how sharply the stripes are defined.

Anonymous said...

Just saw one of these little darlings for the first time in our backyard here in Central Toronto! As my dad and I watched it from our backyard door window, it hopped around the ground and hopped into a planter and seemed to dig with its feet looking for food in the dirt. I immediatley came online for more info. I guess the little dear is heading North! : ) May 12 2009

Anonymous said...

iv got one in the backyard for past few days hanging around with a large flock of white-throated sparrows. they dont seem to like him much and keep him at arms length lol (toronto)