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I sing because I'm happy

I sing because I'm free

His eye is on the sparrow

And I know He watches me....

"The Song Sparrow is found throughout most of North America, but the birds of different areas can look surprisingly different. Song Sparrows of the Desert Southwest are pale, while those in the Pacific Northwest are dark and heavily streaked. Song Sparrows of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain are even darker, and they’re huge: one-third longer than the eastern birds, and weighing twice as much."

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

Photographed in the wild, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fotografiado en la naturaleza, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

This little Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) was singing sweetly on a recent sunny day in Southeast Michigan. I've added some texture to the frame for enhanced artistic effect.

 

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Flickr friends, after Tuesday, I'll be mostly offline again for a while. See you when I return.

Photographed in my yard, Yakima County, Washington.

 

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Merci de prendre le temps de regarder et d'apprécier mes photos!

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song sparrow (Melospiza melodia - Passerellidae)

Terrell's Island Preserve

Lake Butte des Morts

Omro, Wisconsin

 

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Ce sont les oiseaux communs qui offrent les meilleures possibilités.

I think this is a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) perched on wild grass on today’s sunny (but chilly) morning. Sun! My fingertips might lose those bathtub-type wrinkles. Until tomorrow’s lovely rain.

 

Happy Palindrome day! 02202020

 

Larger view:

www.flickr.com/photos/jan-timmons/49478393581/sizes/k/

 

Large crop. 850mm, f/6.7, 1/1000, ISO 560

Song Sparrow and the Cattail near Boise, Idaho

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Emigrant Lake - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

 

Habitat : Open Woodlands

Food : Insects

Nesting : Shrub

Behavior : Ground Forager

Conservation : Low Concern

 

"Like many other songbirds, the male Song Sparrow uses its song to attract mates as well as defend its territory. Laboratory studies have shown that the female Song Sparrow is attracted not just to the song itself, but to how well it reflects the ability of the male to learn. Males that used more learned components in their songs and that better matched their song tutors (the adult bird they learned their songs from) were preferred."

- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

 

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Melospiza melodia in a beautiful setting.

This was taken Monday on the day of the storm,

After I filled the feeders this little Sparrow chose to sit on the snow before going to the grown for seeds,

They prefer ground foraging to the feeders,

smart birds:-)

A portrait of a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow enjoying the warmer weather at Foote Park in Boise, Idaho

"Without that melodious song, this skulking bird could be overlooked, since it stays low, often hiding in brambles or piles of brush. And it nests on or near the ground.

 

When the Song Sparrow pops up on top of a tangle of branches to offer its cheery song, you’ll see a dull brown bird. At first glance, this sparrow seems a perfect example of an “LBB” or Little Brown Bird. But look closely: gray stripes adorn its rusty-brown head. The pale breast is streaked heavily with brown, often coalescing into a central spot. Song Sparrows frequently twitch their tails up and down, even when flying low across a clearing.

 

This widespread songster is found throughout the United States and into Southern Canada. If you’d like to bring them into your garden, plant thick, low vegetation, or create a brush pile. Then this lovely sound may fill your day, since the Song Sparrow utters its serenade morning, noon, and evening."

birdnote.org

Promenade en solitaire, Verdun 24 mars 2020

Les berges du St-Laurent, un milieu plein de vie.

Petit oiseau robuste, le bruant chanteur arrive dans nos parages au début du printemps, jouant ainsi un rôle de précurseur au sein de la grande migration ailée.

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Song Sparrow feeding on some bittersweet nightshade red berries at Draper Wood River Preserve in Hailey, Idaho

 

"Though toxic to people, bittersweet nightshade berries provide an important fall and winter food source for birds, who happily eat the fruit and spread the seeds."

 

www.bbg.org/news/weed_of_the_month_bittersweet_nightshade

  

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Bruant chanteur | Song sparrow | melospiza melodia

 

nous observons le bruant chanteur normalement au début du printemps et la fin de l automne. Il s est présenté a nos mangeoires cette semaine ce qui est plutot rare en hiver. par contre, on l avais aussi observé au début de l hiver 2013

 

we observe the Song Sparrows usually in early spring and late autumn . It 's presented in our feeders this week which is quite rare in winter . We had also observed the early winter 2013

San Diego, CA, USA

 

Canon EOS 7D

TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD AO11

ƒ/6.3, 552.0 mm, 1/800, ISO1000

 

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Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) foraging on the forest floor

 

23 April, 2015.

 

Slide # GWB_20150423_1098.CR2

Embérizidés • Long. 16 cm Env. 22 cm

La poitrine et les flancs sont gris rayés de brun. On remarque une tache plus foncée sur le milieu de la poitrine et de chaque côté de la gorge, ce qui lui est très distinctif. La queue et les ailes sont brun-roux. Le sourcil est gris. Le haut du corps est brun. En vol, on remarque la queue longue et arrondie.

 

Les deux sexes sont semblables.

 

Le sourcil gris, la tache foncée sur la poitrine et les côtés de la gorge le distinguent des autres bruants, particulièrement du Bruant des prés qui est très semblable.

 

Vit dans les forêts, les parcs, les campagnes et les banlieues. Présent sur tout le territoire du Québec au sud de la Baie-James.

  

Iosco county Michigan April 4 2020

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) sets up territory in the river valley of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

24 April, 2012.

 

Slide # GWB_20120424_4835.CR2

 

Use of this image on websites, blogs or other media without explicit permission is not permitted.

© Gerard W. Beyersbergen - All Rights Reserved Worldwide In Perpetuity - No Unauthorized Use.

A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) poses on a crisp fall morning in Virginia. Although quite common, these birds have a wonderful song and beautiful plumage. The hint of turquoise with green in the background of this photo are frosted blades of grass.

A Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) observed resting in an urban park either stopping for a brief rest during the spring migration ro looking at setting for home for the summer in the area. There is lots of suitable habitat in the urban parks of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for many bird species.

 

23 April, 2015.

 

Slide # GWB_20150423_0861.CR2

 

Use of this image on websites, blogs or other media without explicit permission is not permitted.

© Gerard W. Beyersbergen - All Rights Reserved Worldwide In Perpetuity - No Unauthorized Use.

Emigrant Lake - Jackson County - Oregon - USA

 

Habitat : Open Woodlands

Food : Insects

Nesting : Shrub

Behavior : Ground Forager

Conservation : Low Concern

 

"Like many other songbirds, the male Song Sparrow uses its song to attract mates as well as defend its territory. Laboratory studies have shown that the female Song Sparrow is attracted not just to the song itself, but to how well it reflects the ability of the male to learn. Males that used more learned components in their songs and that better matched their song tutors (the adult bird they learned their songs from) were preferred."

- Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

A pretty Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) eating the seeds of the light coloured grass in this image.

I don't often see these birds with a water background.

 

Bronte Harbour, Oakville, Ontario

My sparrow journey continues with one of North America's most common sparrows, very friendly, never flying too far, being a slow, methodic mover. I always thought its most prominent feature was a large chest spot....but unless I have the ID wrong, it's not always there! They form groups on migration with other sparrows and I never saw one in south Florida, although infrequently they are reported in the upper part of the state.

 

Member of Nature’s Spirit

Good Stewards of Nature

 

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