Monday, May 7, 2012

White-throated Sparrow

This little fellow slammed into a bedroom window early this morning.  The bird was completely stunned, so I held him for awhile in cupped hands; its eyes were alert and bright.

I set it on a seed-catcher tray to recover.

We Canadians love the return of White-throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) in the Spring .... as we interpret their song as  "O Sweet Canada, Canada, Canada"

Little one sat in the tray for about 20 minutes.

Later, when I went out to check, it hopped down to the ground to hide in some shrubs.

I have to paint or tape some stripes on that window.  There's an apple tree just a few feet away and the glass reflects the foliage. 

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