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Posts tagged “White-crowned Sparrow

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!


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


In The Wind

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) atop our Cedar hedge catches the wind in it’s feathers. This ones feathers are just starting to change to the adult white and black crown


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!


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.


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


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.


I Love My Crown

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A mature White-crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys).  A very photogenic bird!


In the Rain

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We were blessed with another gloomy, wet day, with lots of rain, sometimes with some snow mixed in. Didn’t seem to bother the birds. They were very active at out feeders. Here’s a pair of White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on the mossy wet branches of our Rose of Sharon.


In the Ice Castle

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Here’s another White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) hiding in it’s ice covered castle!


The King to Be

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Here’s a pretty one who by this coming summer with have a lovely White Crown. A juvenile, first winter White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) on ice, waiting for it’s Kingdom.


At Home in the Snow

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Well, I don’t know if they are at home with it, but they don’t seem to mind it. This White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) and several like him were busy at the feeders in our yard.


On Pose

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A pretty little first winter White-crowned Sparrow ( Zonotrichia leucophrys) The background colour comes from the sun hitting a Willow tree.


Bright Eyes

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Here’s another denizen of our backyard, a first winter White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) perched on a branch of a Japanese Maple.


I love my bath!

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) having a good splashing time in the bath. It was having so much fun a number of others came over to watch. Then they had baths too!


In the Sun

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A first winter White-crowned Sparrow has this perch in the bushes. Just perfect for taking five in the sunshine.


Green

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) lost in a sea of green. Luckily it has it’s Buttercup for company!


In the Rain

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A White-crowned Sparrow


Bold and Bright

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A White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys).


Undercover

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On a rainy day a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow takes refuge in the depths of our Butterfly bush.


LBJ

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Here’s another LBJ, little brown job!  This time it’s a juvenile White-crowned Sparrow.  These guys don’t get their adult colours until after their first winter.


In the Bath

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Here’s that bath that I was talking about yesterday!  They certainly enjoy their baths!


Pondering a Bath

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A pretty White-crowned Sparrow sitting on the edge of our birdbath contemplating having a bath.  It eventually did!