a dove, a spotted towhee, and two male cardinals were all feeding together on the ground within a few feet of each other; the towhee is on the far right
the park was so quiet and devoid of bird sounds, only a pair of doves and a chickadee heard/seen in an hour. Waiting for the winter birds to come.
female House Sparrow with pied leucism, thanks Greg Lassley for pointing me in the right direction on this one. From Cornell site, Leucism is a genetic mutation that prevents melanin from being deposited normally on feathers- leucism comes in two main varieties — paleness, an equal reduction of melanin in all feathers; and pied, an absence of melanin in some feathers creating white patches.
Noticed this bird a couple days ago with the odd feathers in among all the other house sparrows. She returned today and I got some shots of her through the kitchen window.
appears to be a young bird, wonder if it is the same one I photographed while it was still in the nest awhile back, was very close to the same area
The birds were so excited when the sun came out after the morning deluge and they were finding so many things to eat.
Welcome to the Birds in North American Cities Collection! In this collection you can do the following:
1. Browse some of the common birds found in North America; and,