Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Savannah Sparrow for Camera Critters

A second returning sparrow species visited Bird Alley this week. The very distinctive yellow lores of this Savannah Sparrow immediately alerted me to its presence. Earlier this week a Chipping Sparrow (photo below)
was presentand its red rufus cap made its presence known.Thank yousparrows for bringing the excitement of spring to my yard with your visits! Hopefully my next returning sparrow visitor will be a Fox sparro with its foxy red colouring.

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Sharon said...

Very lovely visitors. Thanks for sharing them with us:)

bobbie said...

Thank you for this. I have never known the differences among the sparrows.

Mary said...

I've got several chipping sparrows that are hanging around. I have never seen that Savannah Sparrow. I'm sure I would remember the yellow stripes now that I've seen your photos!

me ann my camera said...

whwn I first started birding I could not tell one sparrow from another. I've enjoyed learning of all the markings that identify their individuality!

Becky and Gary said...

I've not seen a Savannah sparrow before. I'm glad you could post it.