Whitish grey breast, yellow beak, brown woody camoflauged back and tail. Most distinguishable by white and black striped head, in which the very top of the head is white, and then there is a stripe of black underneath, then white, then black. long upright tail. Small bird, but not as small as a chickadee which was another distinguishable feature.
sparrow was cited foraging on the gravel path at the entrance to the union bay natural area. Wetland prairie habitat adjacent to lake washington, and riddled with shrubs, willows, invasive cottonwoods, and pools of water