Sunday, April 18, 2010

did I say ducks? I meant...sparrows (#36-37)

I went out looking for ducks this week and this is what I came back with:

#36: White-throated Sparrow; April 18, 2010; Hilda Road Feeder, Shirley's Bay area
Now I'm sure that I'm not the first person to make this observation, but who on Earth named this bird? Sure, technically speaking it does have a white throat. But HOW COULD YOU MISS the yellow eyebrows? Would it not make a heck of a lot more sense to call this "Yellow-browed Sparrow" or something? Way to confuse everybody!
Anyways, nice to finally see "Awesome Bird."
#37: American Tree Sparrow; April 18, 2010; Hilda Road Feeder, Shirley's Bay area
This guy is not nearly as fat as the ones in the pictures in guidebooks are but still cute. This was my first time visiting this feeder and someone else there said it's very good year-round (plus, it's nice and close to home...handy!). At first I was seeing a lot of the usuals, but the longer I sat there (or crouched rather; I'll take a chair next time!), the more kinds of birds eventually I showed. I also got a really great shot of a Hairy (full frame so I didn't even have to crop it...sweet!).

3 comments:

Funkysandman said...

your not supposed to mention the yellow eyebrows - they're quite sensitive about it

deepdowndawn said...

LOL! What can I say? I'm a beginner and I'm still learning the etiquette...

Miss Vee said...

Awesome bird is indeed awesome! Glad to see the Tree Sparrow found its way to you. ;)