Keepin' yer eye'n the Sparrow

United States
October 17, 2020 3:28am CST
I know. Most folks dislike sparrows fer whate'er reasonin'. 'round these parts we've yer standard American Sparrow year round. They're quite comical 'n their young run'em quite ragged. The cuties'n the pic 're kin 'f theirs - White-Crowned Sparrows. Prior to the feral 'nvasion, they 'lso stayed year round. Now, they jest come'n the spring 'n autumn to add a pop 'f 'nterest to my lil sanctuary. Why, ya might wonderin'? Coz they nest'n the ground'n 're primarily ground feeders. 'ppears to be a family, all fluffed due to the chilly winds 'f Friday. The one with the brownish colored streaks 'top 'ts head 'tis immature (aka: aint done growin' yet) 'n makes pic snappin' that much more interestin'. I'd mistaken such fer a female. Oops Lots 'f fun facts'n info can be found 't the link provided. Fer those who wish to learn more 'bout these lovely lil birds. I do think scientists 're most odd 'fter readin' such.
White-crowned Sparrows appear each winter over much of North America to grace our gardens and favorite trails (they live in parts of the West year-round). The smart black-and-white head, pale beak, and crisp gray breast combine for a dashing look – and mak
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@just4him (223991)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Oct
I'm so glad you say the name of birds you take pics of. I don't know one bird from another, so your education is awesome. The picture is nice too. Are there three birds in the picture? I see two clearly. It's the third I'm unsure about.
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• United States
17 Oct
aw, glad ya find such useful :) i've many more i'd love to share, though've yet to find out who they'd be, lol. 'f course, mr. jj 'twas most instrumental 'n the name 'f that blue beauty this past week. there'd be 3'n this pic. top left 'tis 'nother adult, with 'ts back turned so's ya can't see the white crown. the youngster 'tis't the bottom left. the other adult 'tis'n the right 'f this 'triangle'. a limb blew'p jest's i snapped the pic. 'm lucky they'd be identifiable 't all'n this. took 'bout 20 'r so shots to get.
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@just4him (223991)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx Thank you. I thought the top left was a bird.
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@BelleStarr (54734)
• United States
18 Oct
That is a very interesting picture the background is so bold but it doesn't overwhelm everything
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• United States
18 Oct
the winds 'n the shadows. the branch bits ya see blockin' some 'f the view 'f these lil birds 'twas not there when i initially snapped the shutter. my camera 'tis slow 't seems? the wind'd whipped such to 'bscure the view.
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@happylife1 (13457)
• Karachi, Pakistan
17 Oct
it seems they are feeling cold
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• United States
17 Oct
yes sir, 'twas a chilly wind fer certain. i dunno how they hang 'nto those branches durin' such.
• United States
19 Oct
My yard is dotted with these little buggers. We recently put out a feeder and have many dining at that buffet table. Drives my cat bonkers every morning to see them out there. She watches at the window and talks to them. Funny sight to see.
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• United States
19 Oct
sparrows 'f any sort seem to've a bad rap fer some reason. they do eat lots 'f 'nsects (spiders, ew) 'n 're very beneficial to the 'nvironment. i can jest 'magine yer cats doin' such. i get tickled when they do that here, particularly the kittens. i've yet to video such. 'tis hard to do so when yer gigglin'.
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• United States
21 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx Little Miss laughs at Dusty when she sees her talking to the birds. She always asks what she is doing. When I tell her she says "cat's meow, they can't talk."
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• United States
21 Oct
@ElusiveButterfly what? yer misleadin' that sweet young'un, lol. all critters talk, jest not'n a language we humans comprehend. doesn't make their language any less :) here's'n article that helps 'xplain such, if'n yer interested.
There's a reason behind the 'chirping' or 'chattering' noises cats make.
@Nevena83 (53148)
• Serbia
17 Oct
We have a lot of sparrows here in the summer and they are a frequent guest on my roof and they drive me crazy in the morning when they wake me up.
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@Nevena83 (53148)
• Serbia
17 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx That means you have a lot of patience.
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• United States
17 Oct
@Nevena83 fer critters, yes. they found 'em a lovely place to nest 'n raise their young. 's well 's someplace out'ta the weather the rest 'f the time. the males do great battles o'er the 'ownership' 'f such.
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@Hytton03 (1083)
• Philippines
18 Oct
Thanks for sharing i love birds. really cute.
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• United States
18 Oct
yer welcome. they're great fun to watch, too.
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@Hytton03 (1083)
• Philippines
19 Oct
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@thelme55 (53835)
• Germany
17 Oct
They are so cute. I didn´t know that they are sparrows if you have not written it. Thanks for the info.
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• United States
18 Oct
ya ought'a seem 'em fussin' 'n fightin' 't the waterfall, lol. jest 'dorable to the human eye. yer welcome 'n thanks fer takin' the time to learn more 'bout these lovely lil birds.
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@thelme55 (53835)
• Germany
18 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx You are very welcome. I hope you are having a nice Sunday.
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@jstory07 (95956)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Oct
White -crowed Sparrow are really cute little birds. Thanks for sharing.
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• United States
19 Oct
'tis a nice shock 'f white to grab yer 'ttention. yer welcome :)
@psanasangma (4936)
• India
18 Oct
Love the head of the sparrow, Seems it is getting colder out there
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• United States
18 Oct
'twas sure a brisk couple 'f days, the winds addin' to the chill.
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@JudyEv (224221)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
What cute little birds. Very interesting about some being 'bilingual'. lol
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• United States
18 Oct
i sure look ferward to 'em comin', quite a lively bunch 'n that shock 'f white catches my eye near constant. who'da thunk such? i've learnt so much this autumn 'bout those who come to visit. if'n i could retain all this info i've been 'nclined to find (outside 'f species), i'd be one lucky gal :)
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@Hate2Iron (14501)
• Canada
17 Oct
The poor little things. I don't know about all sparrows, but they are such tiny little birds!! Hope this winter isn't too severe for them!
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• United States
18 Oct
i dunno how long these'll stay? we're 'pposed to've a warmer 'n drier winter here, but the food sources 're slim. but, if'n they chose to stay, there's lots 'f shelter fer 'em. yes ma'am, not very big 't all.
@Corbin5 (207005)
• United States
17 Oct
Sparrows are the most frequent visitors to our birdbath. Darling little things.
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• United States
17 Oct
do ya know if'n ya get their kin, too? some're so close'n color they'd be hard to identify. the 'immature' one here looks near identical to the 'chirping sparrow', though the latter's head feathers 're more sleek. i love 'em all. get tickled 't the fledglings 's the parents try to teach 'em to eat from a feeder. lazy lot, those young'uns, lol.
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@wolfgirl569 (33711)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Oct
They all look healthy
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• United States
17 Oct
yes ma'am. 've not seen any sparrows'n poor health (knockin' wood).
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@rsa101 (29031)
• Philippines
17 Oct
Interesting facts you shared in here. They seem to be survivors over time that despite their natural predators lurking around they still are around.
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• United States
17 Oct
glad ya 'njoyed such. 'lways a good thingy when one can share some knowledge. i've learnt lots myself this autumn with the birds. birds 're purty hardy lil critters. they can 'lso hear water, so the waterfall 'tis a big 'ttraction. there's very lil surface waters 'round these parts 'n with the lack 'f rainfall the playa's 're dry'n barren.
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