April 09, 2013

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow by ricmcarthur
Song Sparrow, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Song sparrows usually return in the early spring and I think of them as a sign spring is here.

They are a mid sized sparrow with a long rounded tail and heavy streaking on the breast.
The streaking merges into a large central spot.

melospiza melodia

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