Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tree Sparrow for Camera Critters


Oh my! I see a little sparrow in Bird Alley! Who could it be? I think its too late for a Chipping Sparrow. I can tell that its not a Song Sparrow. Could it be my first Tree Sparrow visitation for the season??
Yes!!! It is a Tree Sparrow in Bird Alley! Oh Happy Day! They're back for another season. Can you see its bi-coloured bill that is yellow on the bottom? And yes, there is a central dark spot on its breast. Both features strong identifying marks characteristic of a Tree Sparrow.
Oops! Excuse me, Be right back.My husband just called to me that we now have Evening Grosbeaks eating at the sunflower seed I have recently put out. I didn't see the Grosbeaks but saw instead Cedar Waxwings in our crabapple tree and a Gray Squirrel in Bird Alley also, I haven't see one of those for a while. I also spied a female full bellied Hairy Woodpecker going up a tree. We have lots of Blue Jays coming and going today and also a few Mourning doves. We have lots of camera critters out and about today, much to the delight of our window watching cat.


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11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful, you have some great birds there. Enjoy!

cat said...

Beautiful critters!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous. So many different birds.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

The digging squirrel is so cute.

Snakes, have a good Saturday!

jen said...

Cool photos!
Love the squirrel and that woodpecker too! We've never seen this kind of woodpecker by us. Darnit! :)

Have a great day.

Powell River Books said...

Very photogenic critters this week. I saw a blue jay a few weeks back but that's been about it except for the seagulls and ravens. - Margy

Ruth said...

Bird Alley sure is a popular place.Thanks for sharing these images.
Blessings,Ruth

Eds said...

even the bird is really on camouflage mode i love it!

Shahz said...

What a Great Capture... Love It!!! :-)

Appalachian Lady said...

Lovely shots of your wildlife. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

What nice visitors! I love waxwings and tree sparrows. Great photos!