American Tree Sparrow

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    Another bathtub set. All of these images were taken from an open bathroom window while I was standing in a bathtub. I was able to get close shots of Tree Sparrows, House Finches, and Juncos.

    Tree Sparrows breed across the subarctic of North America. We see them fairly regularly during the spring and fall migrations. Some will overwinter here in Edmonton. This species has a bicolored bill and very distinct white wing bars which help to distinguish it from the Chipping Sparrow. it also has a rufous eye line with gray above it. Chipping Sparrows have a dark eye line with white above it. They both have a rufous cap. The tree Sparrow also has a dark spot in the center of the breast which can be seen in the image below.

    Edmonton Alberta. April 09/10, 2012

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    1. Paul Hueber 60 months ago | reply

      Great series, as always, Don.

    2. Levina de Ruijter 60 months ago | reply

      Super series, Don.

    3. Lady in Blue 007 60 months ago | reply

      Fantastic series. Your bathroom window is very good ! : )

    4. Spangles44 The cheerful photographer!!!!! 60 months ago | reply

      Wonderful and magical image - what superb details and focus too composition excellent too

    5. Texas.lorarend:) 60 months ago | reply

      Wow, great shot! I wish I had a bathroom view to shoot from (haha)! This one is definitely on my wish list.

    6. Heiko_Hoffmann 60 months ago | reply

      Shooting out of the bathtub sounds like a comfortable spot.:)
      Great set, well focused Don.

    7. Gord Sawyer 60 months ago | reply

      Wow! what a bonus to get shot's like that from the bathtub...Nice shot's Don!

    8. Rosa Gamboias 60 months ago | reply

      A wonderful series!!!!

    9. Buddha's Ghost 60 months ago | reply

      I particularly like the pose of the Junco. All great shots.

    10. Glenn R Parker 60 months ago | reply

      Another look, great shots!

    11. vanesb1 [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Fantastic series Don!!

    12. António Guerra 60 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sharp shot! Great series!!!!

    13. mikewiz 60 months ago | reply

      Your bathtub blind produces again ! Beautys all.

    14. Arlete M 60 months ago | reply

      Wonderful series!

    15. ChipM2008 60 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work as always, Don.

    16. Bjarni in Iceland 60 months ago | reply

      Ver nice shots Don.

    17. N.Clark 60 months ago | reply

      These are great! Love the straight-on of the younger finch, very funny pose! The close-up of the Am. Tree Sparrow is flawless. Great work, Don!

    18. pavonne 60 months ago | reply

      Great detail and simply lovely shots

    19. Clyde Barrett (0ffline) 60 months ago | reply

      Fantastic work, as always!

    20. Ruthie Kansas 60 months ago | reply

      Great set! I usually browse on my iPad and can only see the first shot of a series when I do. Then I see what I've been missing when I use the PC.

    21. makeupanid 60 months ago | reply

      I saw a lot of American Tree Sparrows yesterday-never got close to them though-oh I love that juvie House Finch! What a pose!

    22. animtreebird - Thanks all 59 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful bird. Great close ups of them all. :))

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