Tuesday, February 19, 2013


I have always said that Judy has the gift of saving birds that fly into our windows.  This white throated sparrow was an exception.  Friday morning, this beautiful bird flew into our atrium door so hard that I am certain its neck was broken.  Sad!  Throughout the years, we are lucky to have very few birds meet their end by flying into the windows.  Most seems to bounce and head back to the feeder to eat!

There are two color variations of this bird- white striped and tan striped.  Studies indicate that the white striped adults (seen here) tend to mate with the tan striped birds.  No indications why.  
White and tan-striped males and white striped females sing, but the tan striped females do not.  Strange indeed!


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