Painted Bunting (Male)

Colorful Afternoon in the Backyard

April 3, 2019 - Three White-crowned Sparrows, all juveniles, calling quietly to each other as they checked out the salvia seeds.... This was the first time I'd seen White-crowned Sparrows in the backyard.... Read more

March Photo Walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 26, 2011 - Wood Stork Again and again we tried to leave, but the birds kept posing and begging us to stay.  A small group of White-Crowned Sparrows hopped around in the brush, coming out periodically to pose.  This is a juvenile bird.  You can tell because his head has a brown cap…... Read more

February Photo Walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

February 26, 2011 - A small flock of White-Crowned Sparrows posed most obligingly for me in the bushes along the trail.... Juvenile White-Crowned Sparrows have brown stripes on their heads instead of the bright black stripes of the adult.... White-Crowned Sparrow Savannah Sparrows are the most common sparrows at Circle B at this time…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - But we did see two White-Crowned Sparrows, an unusally obliging Gray Catbird, and an American Bittern that posed for all to photograph!... Red-Winged Blackbird I was very excited to see a pair of White-Crowned Sparrows in the bushes along Heron Hideout.... White-Crowned Sparrow Across the path, a Marsh Wren was…... Read more

All’s quiet at Oakland Nature Preserve

March 28, 2010 - Near the new nature building, there were a bunch of juvenile White-Crowned Sparrows feasting on the birdseed that was spread out on some old tree trunks.  So at least I took a couple of pictures.... Juvenile White-Crowned Sparrows I got a few decent close-ups of the sparrows.  They are winter…... Read more