Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow (Zontrichia albicollis)

Usually these handsome sparrows stay close yo the ground but this wonderfully cooperative one sat on some tree branches at my eye level and fairly close to where I was standing.

 Dreaming of black oil sunflower seeds?

In summer they eat copious amounts of insects and some berries but now their diet consists mostly of seeds.

Considering his options?

Most White-throated Sparrows spend their summers in Canada and their winters in the U.S. But a few live all year close to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

46 comments:

Revrunner said...

Beautiful images..

llandudnopictures said...

A real little bright eyed beauty!

Sandra said...

he is a darling, so plump and cute with all those detailed feathers..

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, such a handsome bird with a beautiful face

eileeninmd said...

Pretty captures of the WT Sparrow.. They should be returning my area soon.. Have a great day!

Kalantikan said...

Wow, very sharp details as if the birds are very near and not moving.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's gorgeous!! Exceptional images. So beautifully composed.

Birdman said...

Stunning shots.

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness! these are incredibly handsome portraits! wow! you've outdone yourself! :)

William Kendall said...

What a handsome bird!

Linda W. said...

Nice close up shots!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So nice of him to pose for you as he (or she) did.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful little bird, EG, and your captures are superb as always! I love being able to see them "up close and personal"!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Karen S. said...

Just beautiful, your capture of it is even more incredible. I find it silly, but I have a neighbor or two (men) that think it's stupid that I feed sparrows around here! I just laugh at them their loss!

Chandra said...

Darling bird!
Great photos of a great subject.
Bravo!!

Peace :)

RedPat said...

Love these pics, EG! They have the most wonderful song!

Stephanie said...

Stunning images!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful shots of this pretty bird.

Karen said...

Wonderful shots! I rarely see them in trees!

Malyss said...

Fabulous pictures And a cute guy!

Margaret Adamson said...

very good close ups of this little bird.

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice photos!

Jette Hollesen said...

Fantastic and close photo!
My compliment!

Hugs
JetteMajken

Lisa Gordon said...

This little one is absolutely precious, and your photographs of him are just beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

You've just made me smile after a horrible afternoon and evening so far. Cheers!

Adam Jones said...

Wonderful images.

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic images of a beautiful little bird....

Ginny said...

We have them around here. But never would I be able to take such wonderful pictures of them. Now I can see him very close up and he is so clear and detailed! He was posing for you! Are you sure you didn't bribe him with bread crumbs? The first two pictures I just can't get over how wonderful they are.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, perfect portrait of the sparrow. :)

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the sparrow. I love the touch of yellow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweet little guy; really wanted his portrait done I think! And he is considering whether to be a 'snowbird' or enjoy the Autumn/Winter/early Spring seasons in one spot!

Randy said...

Beautiful little guy.

Jack said...

Summers in Canada and winters in the southern US? I know some of these birds.

Felicia said...

he's beautiful.

Linda said...

So pretty, and such clear pictures of a little bird.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are excellent shots! Just beautiful!

Indrani said...

Such a plump one, looks cute.

Anna-Karin Eriksson said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird!

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maryaustria said...

Beautiful captured! A wonderful bird!

Judy said...

Very round little guy!!

Terri said...

Super close up shots- he does seem to be posing for you!

Marie said...

Really gorgeous shots!

Chris Rohrer said...

Handsome little sparrow indeed! Not one I get to see often. Really nice close-ups!

bailey-road.com said...

Superb photos of this lovely little bird.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Gorgeous coloring in these photos!

Mary Cromer said...

Terrific shots, cannot wait for these beauties to return to our garden over Winter~

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