Just how many Sparrow varieties are out there??? A lot. And they're a difficult group to identify sometimes. At least I know now that there isn't just one kind of Sparrow. Today I discover the White Crowned Sparrow.
We were at Tuzigoot National Monument when I heard some rustling in the bushes. Then these two little guys popped out and jumped around on the ground.
I recognize the markings as a Sparrow but then I see the distinct crown markings on the top of the head. My confusion begins. The problem is that when I google the description, I get a different looking bird.......and then I speak with my birder friends.
The images that pop up are birds with black and white heads. Come to find out that these are juveniles!! And I guess it makes sense. Sometimes human babies are born with a different hair color and as they get older, their hair color changes.
Either way, they were fun little birds to watch hop around. More tomorrow....