Sunday, May 31, 2015

White-Crowned Sparrow



 
 Showing off that 'bike helmet' head feathering.
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

100 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning. Great photos. So cute.

Revrunner said...

Bike helmet--exactly my thought! :-)

Anni said...

Cool....I have yet to see any of these 'bikers' in our area!!!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the White crowned Sparrow. I do not see this cutie in my yard.. Happy Sunday!

Mersad said...

Another set of great finds from the wildlife. The green is so soothing today for my eyes :) Have a great Sunday Theresa.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Gunilla Bäck said...

His crown is very pretty. Enjoy your Sunday.

Brk Trt said...

I've seen a few of these from time to time.

Latane Barton said...

Hi there, What a cute little sparrow. Wonder where it's bike is?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's a perky little bird.

Sandra said...

so sweet. bob wants to know if you have ever seen Ibis in your yard..

Gayle said...

a stepping stone to keep its tootsies dry.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a cute little bird! Lovely photos

Bas said...

hij is wel heel mooi.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

So, now I know where they go when they leave here after winter!

DJan said...

I know it's spring when I hear the white-crowned sparrow. They are ubiquitous around here. Your pictures are wonderful of this sweet little helmeted guy. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

I like the 'bike helmet' comparison.

Irma said...

Beautifully sharp pictures White crowned Sparrow.
I do not see these in the Netherlands.

joeh said...

He somehow reminds me of Davey Crockett.

Kovács Miklós said...

Thanks again and again. I learn new bird species from your blog :)
Have a great Sunday!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like these cute sparrows!

jo(e) said...

Oh, it does look like a bike helmet! What a great way to remember the markings.

Marit Sønstebø said...

So cute! Nice to see a new sparrow :)

Magia da Inês said...


✿ه° ·. Lindo demais!!! Esse eu não conhecia.
Tenha um maravilhoso domingo!
Beijinhos.

˚ه❀❀ミ
✿ه° ·.

karmnik54 said...

Piękny:)

don said...

A fine bird shot. This one has remarkable color patterns. Nice post.

ThreeOldKeys said...

What a well-mannered birdie, to pose so nicely.

Sylvia K said...

What a cutie!! Haven't seen a sparrow like this one!!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Charming zebra colored head and a pretty beak!
Haven't seen this one in person yet.
Have a Nice Sunday, Theresa!
Peace :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a cutie! I love the bike helmet.

Debbie said...

You are clever!!

Janice Adcock said...

Nicely done. Hope you are safe up there with all the flooding.

RedPat said...

It does look like a bike helmet!

The Queen Jester said...

I'd not thought of it as a bike helmet, but you described it perfectly.

Findlay Wilde said...

What a great bird to get. Just a few markings make such a difference to a bird don't they.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bike helmet!

Does he also come zooming past your elbow shouting "ON YOUR LEFT!"
~

Jeanne said...

A sparrow with a woodpecker head. Never saw this one before.

Stephanie said...

Beautifully captured!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

He was just at my feeder earlier this week. I hadn't seen one in quite awhile until then.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and unique sparrow.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and unique sparrow.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a beautiful B & W head pattern this little Sparrow has.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Afternoon from sunny north Texas. Great to have a dry day finally!!
Love the sweet bird shots.
CM

William Kendall said...

This little one is quite watchful!

Sally said...

Great shots, T. I haven't seen one of those here either.

xoxo

Birdman said...

Some 'royalty' crowned here.

Red said...

Very handsome sparrow. The white is absolutely beautiful.

Gosia k said...

your sparrow is definitely different from our in Europe

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I see what you mean about the helmet.


peter

barbara l. hale said...

What a jaunty little bird!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I've never thought of it that way- but it does looks exactly like my husband's bike helmet! Nice captures!

Pom Pom said...

Fancy! We have lots of sparrows. I like them.

messymimi said...

Only critter i've seen that a bike helmet looks good on him!

Stephanie Faris said...

Ooh, it does look like a crown. Love it!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely little bird. The white crown is very distinctive.

SweetMarie said...

sparrows are so cute!! I don't think we've had the white crowns here, yet. :)

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Janey and Co. said...

It does look a bit like a bike helmet.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ha...never seen one of those guys...cute

Farm Girl said...

Those are really great shots, as those guys are little and fast. I see them but I don't think I would ever get a shot of them like you did.

magnoliasntea said...

Nice photos, and yeah, that's a bike helmet.

Lynn said...

Cute little guy! Looks great against that pretty green:@)

Gert said...

I love this! The helmet is pretty cool...suppose that's where those helmets came from? God designs lots of things that we use differently!🚴

Primitive Stars said...

Such a cool bikers helmet, love that bird.Blessings Francine.

Michelle said...

What a perfect, little bird.

Randy said...

Beautiful markings.

Paula said...

Come to think of it, it does look like a bike helmet on a pretty bird.

Small City Scenes said...

Busy little bird they are.
MB

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a busy wee darling!

S. J. Qualls said...

A very pretty looking little bird. I don't know if I have seen any or not. Doubtful, as these markings are quite striking. Thanks!

Deb said...

Handsome fellow...I've seen a few of them this year...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

"Bike helmet" is a good description of those markings. He's a striking little fellow.

KB Bear said...

I've always wondered why it was called a white crowned sparrow. It looks like a striped crown to me. But the bike helmet analogy is right on!

Paul said...

Ha ha, "Bike Helmet", perfect description!

pattisjarrett said...

I love these. One visited here one winter, but I've not seen one since. Thanks for the reminder.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Sure does look like it is wearing a Giro type bike helmet! Funny observation. Have a tremendous coming week!

Rose said...

It sure is a perky little bird.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love that bike helmet wording and it is so true.
Hugs,
Mariette

Linda said...

He's a pretty little fellow!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very beautiful pictures of the White-Crowned Sparrow!

Ms. A said...

It DOES look like a bike helmet!

Rita said...

So cute! Had to laugh because it does look like a bike helmet. :)

Halcyon said...

What a cute little guy!

maryaustria said...

A beautiful little bird! Great shots!

Nancy Chan said...

Looks like this little sparrow is all alone? It is a cute one!

Ratty said...

That might be the prettiest kind of sparrow I've ever seen.

Handmade in Israel said...

Great photos! I have not seen this bird before. Love his "crown".

Lynne said...

Sweet and pretty in that patch of green!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

You sure know your birds, what a beauty!

Helma said...

Truly a beautiful and distinct bird. I've never seen this bird, and in the Netherlands, this would not affect. Delicious that I in this way can still enjoy :-)

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

A beautiful little one :)

Terry and Linda said...

What a cute little bird! Great post!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Karen S. said...

We have a lot of sparrows around here, and I think they're always fun to watch. Especially on the patio at the ice cream shop, they love to gather hoping you'll toss them a piece of cone or something. Anything!

Brian King said...

Sharp looking little guy!

Jeevan said...

Very cute

Munir said...

Oh I just love those stripes!

Marie C said...

They are such sweet little birds...you got some great photos!

Betty Manousos said...

what a cute little bird!and yeah...it does look like a bike helmet!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Your White-Crowned Sparrow is more brave looking than our cute one and wondered if yours are SO agile like ours p:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very different and really cute!

edenhills said...

Pretty bird. I'm amazed at how anyone can tell the difference from one sparrow to another. Glad you can always identify my birds.

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