White-crowned Sparrow

It was a perfectly beautiful mid-October day here in central Michigan. The open living room windows were pulling in the last of the warm fall breezes. The delightful sound of a familiar bird song floated in, a sweet series of three and four note whistles and trills. Yet a song that hadn’t been heard all summer, in fact, not since early spring. Ah, the White-crowned Sparrow! And there it was, bouncing among the dried stems of Lavender, Echinacea and Russian Sage. It was “back home” for the winter, a milder climate, according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology, compared to its summer home in Northern Canada. (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-crowned_Sparrow/

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys  |  Order: Passeriformes  |  Family: Emberizidae)
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2 thoughts on “White-crowned Sparrow

  1. Love this little guy! So glad to see you blogging again. ❤️

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