White-throated Sparrow at Edwards Gardens: January 2021

I went to Edwards Gardens looking for interesting botany and not expecting to find many birds.

I was, however, happy to come across a bird feeder which was much patronized.

House Sparrow (male)
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Black-capped Chickadee and Hairy Woodpecker (female)
House Sparrow and Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch and House Sparrow (female)
Red-breasted Nuthatch

On the ground was a White-throated Sparrow which clearly shows the bright white “eyebrows” and median crown stripe, bordered with black and bright yellow in front and above the eye:

White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male) and White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Other photos:

Black Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Hairy Woodpecker (female)
Northern Cardinal (male) and White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male)
Northern Cardinal (male) and White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Black-capped Chickadee
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco
Mallard (male)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Some botany:

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
White Pine cone (Pinus strobus)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

WINTER QUOTE

Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring. ― Erin Hanson

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “White-throated Sparrow at Edwards Gardens: January 2021

  1. Trudy Rising

    Nice to see. Nothing at all seen in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery this morning. So disappointing that your winter sessions have been cancelled. I hope you continue to have good outings, nevertheless.

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