Monday, March 3, 2014

Garden Guest: Native Sparrow

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I've begun a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests. 

If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!



This little lovely is a native sparrow, but I'm not sure which one!

 
My best guess is White Crowned Sparrow, but would love feedback if that is incorrect!  ;-)  Teamwork always works, right?
 
For some bloggin' music, let's see.  We are having yet another winter storm here in Arkansas.  I am so ready for a Southern Summer!  Here is "Days of Gold" by Jake Owen.
 
 
Of course, when Summer arrives, I'll probably be fussy about the heat, too!
 
;-)  -Marci
 

9 comments:

  1. Sparrows are so sweet. I'm not too familiar with the varieties though. Even I, a snow lover am so over this winter weather.

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  3. I have so many different sparrows show up and can't identify which is which, lol...no help ! :) Your photos are lovely! :)

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  4. A white crowned sparrow is more black and white. This one is pale, maybe a chipping???

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  5. I think you are right that it is a white crowned sparrow, but it is an immature one. The head of the immature is striped with gray and reddish brown like yours is, but the mature white crowned sparrow has a black and white striped head.

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  6. How cute! I love listening to the birds sing in the morning!

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  7. Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!

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