Wild Rose hips and an immature White-crowned Sparrow

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Wild Rose hips and an Immature White-crowned SparrowWild Rose hips and an Immature White-crowned Sparrow – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 400, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I was happy yesterday to take this image of an immature White-crowned Sparrow perched with wild rose hips in the frame too. It was a clear morning so I had lovely light on the young sparrow. This immature White-crowned Sparrow was hatched earlier this year and by next summer will look like the adults do as I mentioned in this post here.

There are only a few wild rose bushes at Farmington Bay WMA and this time of the year I always look for sparrows in the bushes. The background in this frame is out of focus cattails and/or phragmites that have dried up. I don’t believe the White-crowned Sparrows eat the rose hips but other birds like Cedar Waxwings do.

I only photographed the White-crowned Sparrows on the wild rose for one minute but they were worth stopping for. But I believe that all birds are worth stopping for.

Life is good.



  1. Utahbooklover November 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Nice image Mia. And now I finally know what rose hips look like.

  2. Elephant's Child November 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Enchanting. It is triggering memories of rose-hip jelly too.

  3. Cindy November 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Yes, all birds are worth stopping for, for they in turn stop for us so we can admire their beauty. Truly an exquisite photo, Mia.

  4. Mark Amershek November 24, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Love this photo – I leave all the hips on my roses for fall and winter foraging birds. Thnx for sharing! 🐥👀👍🏻

  5. Bob Mcpherson November 24, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Gorgeous photo Mia. Love the Rose Hips in it too.

  6. Nancy Collins November 24, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Lovely Mia!

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