Looking thru some recent photos this morning I couldn’t help but notice the different looks birds give us.
This White-crowned Sparrow is just sitting there looking kinda cute almost like a kitten. White-crowned Sparrows are one of our more common types of birds in the Sparrow family. There are several “races” spread out over much of North America. Their song is a single, thin note follow by a whistling trill.
This Northern Cardinal is giving me a pretty mean look like “don’t mess with me”! Northern Cardinals are finches that are considered non-migratory. We missed the sights and sounds of these birds (sounds like cheer cheer cheer, purdy purdy purdy) for a few years after hurricane John damaged their population here in Los Barriles.
Then there’s the always photogenic White-winged Dove. By the looks of the crop (some say craw), of this bird I think it has had plenty to eat for now.
And lastly, this Pyrrhuloxia has a look maybe you can describe for yourself. These birds have a stronger, more curved bill when compared to the Northern Cardinal. Pyrrhuloxias are primarily seed eaters. 8-9″