Daily Archives: August 20, 2016
What makes a sparrow stand out from the crowd? The bright yellow head markings, of course!
I am new to birdwatching, so I was amazed when I spotted the bright yellow brows on this bird. I soon learned that it’s eyebrows are actually bright white and it is the supralorals that are yellow. The bird is called a white-throated sparrow due to the contrast between its gray breast and white throat. Still, I think it’s the bright yellow that makes this bright, white-striped adult bird so identifiable.
I saw this bird in my yard back in April. My guidebook notes that it is a common winter bird in this area. So, it may have been a rare sight for spring. I never saw two of these birds together, only one at a time over the course of a week. Then, suddenly, it was gone. I hope it will be back this winter.
This week, the daily post weekly photo challenge, Rare, asked us to showcase something that stands out from the everyday. I think this little bird definitely stands out from the sparrow crowd!