Just the one

19 Apr

Golden-crowned Sparrow
Not a lifer. Not the most common. Not a showy standout of a bird. But, a happy surprise. There were dozens of White-Crowned Sparrows on the hedge. I took a couple of shots to capture them, hoping for a really nice shot. Instead, I got a surprise. A golden crown gracing one of them . . . I love surprises!

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10 Responses to “Just the one”

  1. Crafty Green Poet 19 April, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    what a lovely bird!

  2. Lynne at Hasty Brook 20 April, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    Neat photo! That would be a lifer for me.

  3. Amy 20 April, 2009 at 5:59 am #

    A Golden-crowned is making a big fuss here in northern Illinois. I’m not chasing it but it sure is fun reading about everyone else that’s going after it. Great photo!

  4. robin andrea 20 April, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    Such a sweet bird. What a lovely surprise.

  5. bob k 20 April, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Ain’t surprises great? Nice capture of the lovely sparrow!

  6. Mick 20 April, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    Isn’t it great when the unexpected turns up! Very nice photo.

  7. Karin Grow 20 April, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    What a cute little birdie! I love the way he’s looking right at you.

  8. Neil 20 April, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    A pretty surprise is always nice to have.

  9. Wende 21 April, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh, so beautiful.

    I thought of you yesterday when we saw a Bald Eagle in a tree on the river walk. I tried to get a photo with my portable nikon, but it was so grainy and fuzzy–not worth posting. But, I tried!!

    • Liza Lee Miller 21 April, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

      Cool. Seeing an eagle is always a good thing! Wish the pics had turned out but still getting to see an eagle. Awesome! Thanks for thinking of me!

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