Monday, October 20, 2008
This lovely, immature, White-crowned Sparrow was at the feeder today, an unusual treat as we don't get many White-crowed Sparrows here in southern NH. This is a sparrow who breeds in the far north in tundra and also in alpine meadows and grasslands in parts of the West. They come here during their migration and they winter in much of the southern parts of the country and some of the West.
I love the subtle coloring of the immature, who has brown and grayish head stripes rather than the black and white stripes on the head of the adult. Look for them at your feeders.