Though I was unable to read the entire band number, this White-crowned Sparrow is almost certainly one banded here last fall, as the numbers I could read were consistent with the one of the bands from last fall’s banding project. Also notable about this bird is that it is of the pugettensis subspecies (identifiable in … Read more
An adult White-crowned Sparrow has been visiting our yard throughout the winter, though it’s fairly wary and hasn’t really cooperated for photographs (not that I’ve tried much until recently).
These two sparrows posed nicely for comparing the differences between first year Golden-crowned Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow. The differences seem obvious to me now, but I remember the first time I found White-crowned Sparrows I had a hard time figuring out how to distinguish them from Golden-crowned Sparrows.
Connor and I went birding around Moller Park. We saw 8 different species of sparrows that day, most of them along the road near the Path of Hope.