Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Sparrow

Picking Seed

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


Song Sparrow

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A very pretty Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)


A Pose

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A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


Waiting

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


House Sparrow

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A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) on a brach of the Butterfly bush.


Happy Singer

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A lovely Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) was busy picking the spilled seed out of the bird bath!


I’m So Cute …

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… I can hadly stand it! A juvenile female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) wondering about it’s lot in life! We have had a bunch of these guys around lately.


Good Old Dad!

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A pair of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) The adult male on the right and the fledgling getting fed a chunk of Suet.


Pretty Boy

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A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


I’m Not Sure …

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… of this flying around business. A House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in the Jasmine seems to be pondering it’s next move


A Glint in His Eye

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A pretty male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) drops by for a drink at the bird bath. Often overlooked and distained, the House Sparrow is a beautiful little bird with wonderful markings.


Exit left

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A male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


Ready for My Bath

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White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys).  Just getting up enough nerve to jump into the bath.  It did soon after this shot!


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!


Proud Pose

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on the top branch of a Jasmine bush in our backyard. We have had these guys in the yard all winter. In the last week or so their crowns have changed from a first winter brown to the adult white and black! They are all still here, at least 10 of them and they are all proud as punch


Looking Fine

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) looking fine sitting on our Cedar Hedge with some Magnolia buds just starting to burst open in the background. Makes great Bokeh!


Waiting

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A House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) sits in the Cedar hedge waiting for it’s mate who was off at the feeder.


High Key Sparrow

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Here in high key is a White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched in our front yard Japanese Maple.


Singing

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A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) perched in a Japanese Maple was singing it’s heart out! A great way to start the day!


Into the Sun

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A White-Crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) looks to the east as the sun begins it’ climb in the sky


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.


Cold

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A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sits atop the bush pile all puffed up trying to keep warm in the snow and Minus degree temperature.


Up to It’s Knees

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Here’s a White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) up to it’s knees in last nights snow. That’s assuming it has knees, which it doesn’t!


Sitting Pretty

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on the top of our Cedar hedge.