Nature Through My Lens

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Waiting

IMG_2023.jpg

A pretty Golden-crowned Sparrow  (Zonotrichia atricapilla) waiting it’s turn at the feeder.


In the Grass

DSCN2158.jpg

A Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) checking things out over the grass in our backyard! And, yes, I’ve cut the grass since then!


In the Maple

IMG_5918.jpg

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.


Wet

IMG_2358.jpg

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!


Fall Clean Up

IMG_0041.jpg

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.


Another with a Crown

IMG_9984.jpg

A Golden-crowned Sparrow juvenile.  This little one had been on a feeder when someone bigger chased it onto the Cedar Hedge!