Stand Out Sparrow
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!
Posted on August 20, 2016, in birds, Observations, Photography and tagged bird photography, bird watching, Photo challenge, photography, Postaday, rare, sparrows, white-throated sparrows. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.