Early this morning a bunch of birds were perched in the branches of our Japanese Maple in our front yard. Here’s one of them, a Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) This bird is a westerner. It ranges from Alaska to Baja. This one is considered a first winter bird. It’s also all puffed up due to the fact that the temperature was Minus 4 C.
In order to give the birds some shelter this winter, we left a pile of tree trimmings on the ground. The birds quite like it and it attracks a lot of them like this Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) on a very rainy day!
This happy little Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) is busy cleaning up it’s little patch of the garden. Either that or it was hidding! It picked up the leaf and moved it aside, looking for bugs and things to eat underneath.
A Golden-crowned Sparrow juvenile. This little one had been on a feeder when someone bigger chased it onto the Cedar Hedge!