Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a December day

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Juvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a December dayJuvenile White-crowned Sparrow on a December day – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 640, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

A little brown bird (LBB) popped into my view today that I couldn’t resist photographing and it was this juvenile White-crowned Sparrow.  There are plenty of White-crowned Sparrows at Farmington Bay right now along with Song Sparrows and also a few Lincoln’s that are migrating through to their wintering grounds.

I always enjoy seeing and photographing sparrows even though they aren’t flashy birds.  Every bird has its appeal.



  1. Utahbooklover December 6, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Wonderful image Mia. Reminds me of a scene I watched in Cleveland recently: We were making our way through the fresh snow on the sidewalk when we came upon a man sharing his food with about 20 LLBs (LBJs). He was tall and all these little faces were looking up at him, waiting for the next morsel.

  2. Humming Bird Lover December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am


    I have not seen only a chickadee so far at my feeder? I keep looking for my snowbirds? Yes a Junco! ha ha Have a great day!

  3. Ilze Long December 5, 2014 at 7:27 am

    glad you photograph the less “flashy” birds. I do too.

  4. Jolanta December 5, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Fantastic photo! Thank you 🙂

  5. Elephant's Child December 4, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I have a huge weakness for the subtle beauty of LBJs (known here as little brown jobs). Thank you.

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