Blink Less


This week’s photo, taken November 17, 2017 from our bedroom window here in Seattle, WA, features a rare bird for our yard, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. The last and only other time we’ve spotted one in our yard was 4 years ago.

This one didn’t linger long; it took off when the Dark-eyed Juncos decided to depart. The sparrow’s brief visit is a reminder that we could miss a cool sighting – in the blink of an eye. So, here’s my birding tip for today: “blink less, see more.”

It’s that time of year to remind you that my bird photos make lovely holiday cards or gifts, phone cases and prints:


About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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3 Responses to Blink Less

  1. Lynda Kuebler says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Connie Saunders says:

    Joe, Thank you for such a great look at a White-Throated Sparrow. I’ve heard it many times over the years and it’s one of my favorite bird songs, but have never sited one. Hardly any birds around here now with the snow even though it’s been relatively mild — mid-20s to lower 30s. To be in single digits next week — back to normal for Minnesota. (Also, it brings hope to my heart to see green grass!)

    Have a colorful holiday. Connie Saunders Minneapolis area


  3. Chris Van Beveren says:

    Hi Joe, I got a happy email this morning. Our chapter did the CBC yesterday, and the Brown Creeper that I saw turned out to the the only one seen in the 52 sectors of the Morro Bay count. The other two people in our group were too far down the road to see it in time. This is my 15 minutes of fame. Lucky I didn’t blink at that moment, it was only visible about 4 seconds.

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