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Posts tagged “Golden-crowned Sparrow

Picking Seed

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla) picking Millet seed thrown from the feeder above.


Waiting

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


In the Grass

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


What’s This

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow in the snow.  It could quite possibly be the first time this bird has ever seen snow.  Lots of other creatures on the west coast are facing a similar situation, as their driving skills will attest!


Golden Crowns

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A matching pair of Golden-crowned Sparrows keeping a sharp eye out, while they eat at the feeder


A Stretch

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow just about to make a hasty retreat.

I like it’s stance, stretched over two branches!


Peek-a-boo

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow playing a little Peek-a-boo with me!


Golden

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow


Bath Time

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Here’s a Golden-crowned Sparrow in our backyard bird bath.  He was having quite a time of it!


In The Rain

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow on a rainy day


Hiding

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You can’t see me, I’m hiding behind this branch!

So says this Golden-crowned Sparrow, a rare visitor to our yard.


A Spring Sparrow

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow


Majesty

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This little guy, a Golden-crowned Sparrow has a lot to live up to for a little bird.  His golden crown puts a weight of responsibility on his shoulders!

No, not really!  One can imagine!


His Majesty

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His Majesty the Golden-crowned Sparrow with a tasty seed.


His Majesty

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A Golden-crowned Sparrow safe in the depth of the bushes


Almost a Mirror

Here's a shot similar to yesterdays.  This time it's a Golden-crowned Sparrow.

Here’s a shot similar to yesterdays. This time it’s a Golden-crowned Sparrow.


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A Golden-crown Sparrow checks out a local feeder

A Golden-crown Sparrow checks out a local feeder