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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