Saturday, December 06, 2008

White-throated Sparrow ::: for Camera Critters

The strong, late afternoon light which I love at this time of year, highlighted the colour and pattern on this small, unexpected sparrow visitor, making its distinctive yellow lores and white bib easily recognizable as that of belonging to a White-throated Sparrow. I was surprised to see it at Bird Alley for I had expected that most all of this species had left for more southern climes a few weeks ago.
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30 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm surprised at some of the birds that are still here in Ontario...or were a couple of days ago, anyway. The temperatures have dropped significantly since Thursday, though. It was -11°C last night!

me ann my camera said...

EG Tour:
Its cold here too, no snow but -11 C at the moment. I was very surprised to see this sparrow but it didn't stay around for long at all, I would say it was just passing through.

splummer said...

Hi!
Your photo is wonderful! Our sparrows stay around all winter.

Sherrie

Leedra said...

He is pretty. I agree the light is just right.

bobbie said...

A lovely picture of a lovely little bird. I wish I could identify the many kinds of sparrows.

Deborah godin said...

Wow, I just saw the temp that EG Tour guide quoted! We're not that bad here, a little ways to the south, but it's getting nastier by the minute - no white throats for us! Love the little guy you captured. It that the wind lifting his crown feathers, or a leaf just behind his head? Looks like he's a "Crested" White-throated sparrow, lol!

Lapa37 said...

He sure is a pretty bird thanks for sharing it.

Yen said...

Such a pretty bird out at winter! Nice photo!~

sweetnorms said...

wow! what a lovely and beautiful sparrow bird you got, mine are seagulls.

Jedediah said...

Beautiful bird, the little feathery cap is particulary nice

i beati said...

diiferent from the sparrows I know..sandy

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice capture and setting

Kay said...

I've never seen a sparrow with that upswept flip on his head. Great shot!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely picture.It looks like he's haveing a bad hair day,or maybe it's the latest in bird hair styles.
Blessings,Ruth

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful! And, you're right - the lighting was perfect to highlight the colors!

kayleen said...

nice capture. thanks for sharing.

fishing guy said...

Ann: I never saw a sparrow with a top knotch.

Ladynred said...

That is gorgeous sparrow!

babooshka said...

A bird who I long to see, but just not here. Gorgeous shot.

Cathy said...

There always has to be at least one laggard, eh?

Grammy said...

Great photo. I have never seen this bird before.
This is my first time on Camera critters.
Have a great week.
Grammy

Mary said...

It's a pretty little sparrow...one of my favorites... and looks like it has a crest in this photo :-) I know it doesn't really. He looks right at home in his own little "woods". I have a sparrow I'm uncertain about coming up tomorrow. Took it right before we left town and didn't have time to post it yet.

Nikki-ann said...

A great capture! :)

Gretchen said...

What a great shot!

ramblingwoods said...

Nice catch Ann..it reminds me that I need to get the binoculars going as I look and assume house sparrow on the ground..

b13 said...

Came over from camera critters and I love your shots. The first seagull shot below is stunning and I love the squirrel pics.

Pam Croom said...

A great shot with his little crest up!

kjpweb said...

Very good capture!
Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Christine said...

Hello, I finally figured out how to post a comment - I am enjoying your beautiful bird photos so much. I found this site while I was looking for some photos of a female indigo bunting. My comment is to Me Ann My Camera - are you capturing these beautiful pictures with a simple digital camera? I live in Florida and have many birds coming to my backyard feeders, but I know nothing about photography - only owning a Fuji Finepix digital camera, which I don't really like. I would love some guidance in choosing a good camera for photographing my little backyard birds. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear from you. Thank you so much! - Christine

me ann my camera said...

Hi Christine,
There are so many cameras on the market and so many choices that I never recommend what a person should buy for I know very little myself of what all is available.

Instead I just mention what I use when someone asks. I have one simple digital camera, a Sony which I sometimes use for landscapes. Then I have a couple of SLR cameras; a Canon D20 and a Canon Rebel. My main camera, which I use most of the time, is my Canon Rebel and I use a 400mm IS zoom lens with it; and that is how I can get close ups quite easily. The big lens makes all the difference in my results. Sorry that I can't be of any better help.

Glad that you enjoy my blog, and thank you for your comments. Florida is such a wonderful place to be to take pictures!! I vacationed in the Keys one winter and loved it!