Song Sparrow [Melospiza melodia] ~ 2017 #18

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ February 25, 2017 [click on any picture to enlarge]
One of the proud members of the Little Brown bird club ~ or as I saw on wikipedia “LBJ ~ Little brown job”. Song sparrows bring to mind an image like the one below, captured last summer. Cute little bird on a perch, singing it’s song for all to hear.

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow ~ Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC ~ July 2016

FACT: “Some scientists think that Song Sparrows of wet, coastal areas have darker plumage as a defense against feather mites and other decay agents that thrive in humid climates. The darker plumage contains more of a pigment called melanin, which makes feathers tougher and harder to degrade than lighter, unpigmented feathers. ” ~ allaboutbirds.org

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ February 25, 2017

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

And here’s a link to my Song Sparrow album on Flickr

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