Same Old Song


This week’s photo, taken June 5, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on its singing perch.

The WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW begins its song with a long whistled note, and belts out a sweet song that’s quite easy for bird-watchers and bird-listeners to recognize because it’s always the same tune.

Yes, there might be some slight regional variation. Here in Seattle, I usually hear an added note at the end of the song that I didn’t hear when I lived in San Diego and northern Baja California. Nevertheless, the difference is so slight that there’s no question who’s playing that familiar melody.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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