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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 make it one of the surest sparrow identifications in North America. Watch for flocks of these sparrows scurrying through brushy borders and overgrown fields, or coax them into the open with backyard feeders. As spring approaches, listen out for this bird’s thin, sweet whistle.

Taken in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 500
EV 0.67
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM


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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngel11 months ago

    outstanding capture

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz4711 months ago

    Grand catch of this little songster. We are honored by the presence of both these & the White-throats in our thicket. Sweet, Michael!

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richard11 months ago

    A great capture of such a sweet bird. Reminds me of my favorite chickadees.

  • Kathleen Daley
    Kathleen Daley11 months ago

    what a great find and capture!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...11 months ago

    Love this so much!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago

    2013/09/16 One submission per 24hrs


  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    September 16, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp11 months ago

    Nicely perched Michael

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes11 months ago

    213/09/17 One image per 24hrs

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