Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 12/07/2013


Photo taken on December  6, 2013


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snow
sparrow
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Zonotrichia atricapilla
Golden-crowned Sparrow
American sparrow


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Lovely Golden-Crowned Sparrow

Lovely Golden-Crowned Sparrow
This beautiful bird is one we see often, but I've never gotten a really good picture until now. I was so happy to see several of them this morning and made a point of trying hard to get some nice images.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
"The large, handsome Golden-crowned Sparrow is a common bird of weedy or shrubby lowlands and city edges in winter along the Pacific coast. Though it’s familiar to many during winter, Golden-crowned Sparrows vanish for the summer into tundra and shrublands from British Columbia to Alaska, where little is known of its breeding habits. Gold-rush miners took cold comfort from this bird’s melancholy song, which seems to reflect the bleak beauty of its surroundings."

Please click on the link above to learn more about this beautiful bird!

Ramon Hierro, Marco, Sven Scholz, André Schachtschabel and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
Chrissy
Chrissy
Great detail * And he did a wonderful pose just for you :-D * so lovely
4 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
Perfectly captured!
4 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
So cute =) We have a similar looking sparrow here on the east coast. Great shot!
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Excellent capture -- the crown really distinguishes this little fellow

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4 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
This is exceptional Janet - you have brought this beautiful little bird to us.
4 years ago.
tapaculo99
tapaculo99
nice, I am jealous of your bird and jealous of your snow.
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Superb!!!
4 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
Lovely!
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Smashing little set of birdy pics Janet...........I like them all but this one is special! I just love the way the rather dull plumage of this bird has been jazzed up with a lovely golden cap! I'd never heard of this bird until today.............thanks for sharing!
4 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
He's a little beauty isn't he! So much prettier than the sparrows we have here!
4 years ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Marvellous !!! ************
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
A fantastic shot of this very pretty bird. I love to take photos of birds in the snow...looks so lovely.
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Well Done!!
Seen in
Leap's Photo Pond!!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Marvelous capture!
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
4 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Splendide j'adore !!!!!
4 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Lovely shot!
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Wow
4 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Thanks for sharing your fabulous bird photo!
Seen in Exquisite Birds
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Beautiful portrait.
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very nice bird image Janet.
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A very nicely taken bird portrait.
4 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Fantastic!
4 years ago.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Nice picture...!!!
4 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
A very lovely one...beautiful bird too. Excellent clarity and pose
4 years ago.
John R.
John R.
Wow, fantastic!
3 years ago.
Glenn T. Coleman
Glenn T. Coleman
Wonderful Clear Capture of the Sparrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.