Earning Its Stripes


This week’s photo, taken November 27, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a first winter WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

Perhaps by spring, its reddish-brown and gray head stripes will be replaced by black and white streaks, a sign of adulthood. The black and white feathers will grow in gradually, similar to the appearance of that gray hair that sneaks up on some of us as we age. Of course, I’m not going to mention any names, because you know who you are.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Earning Its Stripes

  1. Chris Van Beveren says:

    Most common bird coming to our feeders. Both juvie and adult. Really pretty song.

  2. Connie Saunders says:

    Hi! Every time you send a photo of a sparrow, I marvel at how tiny and fragile and resilient they are! Happy 2018! Connie


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