White-throated Sparrow

By taggart  
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis 6-7 inches

Bright yellow lores and a white bib at his throat identify this bird as the White-throated Sparrow. This sparrow will likely be seen anywhere in the eastern USA.

Here the bird sits waiting his turn at the feeder thinking he is hidden within the orange tree.

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
15 Jan 2013 12:43AM
A great glow to this shot -- with perfect, sharp focus on the eye. This is a very interesting comp -- with the bird surrounded by the thorns.
Nice one, Jennnnnnnnnnn.

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15 Jan 2013 12:45AM
Super image Jenn, like this a lot,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 12:45AM
The sparrow stands out well in what looks like a very spiky tree.
Good catch light in eye.
Is this what an orange tree looks like without the fruit?
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:02AM
brilliant detail jenn belting comp and colours a cracker nice one Wink
soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
15 Jan 2013 1:07AM
Beautiful Jenn !!!!

Nikki !!!
15 Jan 2013 1:55AM
very stunning capture
15 Jan 2013 1:55AM
Beautiful bird, very sharp surrounded by thorns makes a Great pic.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 2:20AM
Love the pose in this one, Jenn, but that looks to be a hazardous spot to venture into with all those spiky thorns.
Rather more brightly plumaged than the sparrows here, although there are precious few of them around these days.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 3:48AM
This is really a superb photo Jenn !! I love this lovely bird !!
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 Jan 2013 4:50AM
razor sharp....

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:50AM
Turning into a "THornithologist" Jenn, a smashing shot and great narrative thanks!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
15 Jan 2013 7:52AM
Love the way you have made the bird stand out amongst the thorns.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Jan 2013 8:44AM
Very good clarity in amongst those thorns, Jenn, they give a lovely framework for the pose.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:48AM
beautiful Jenn, how did you manage to get the sparrow so focused and not pick up on the tree which generally blocks the shot, or can doSmile
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:57AM
Gorgeous light in this crip, beautifully detailed capture Smile

15 Jan 2013 9:21AM
Wonderful capture Jenn
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Jan 2013 9:23AM
Lovely capture,Jenn,very well done,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
15 Jan 2013 10:45AM
Superb shot Jennn. You has done so well to focus so sharply on the bird with all those twigs and branches around him. I have never seen this particular bird before.
Herge88 11 40 4 England
15 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Lovely bird image Jenn.

Best Matt
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
15 Jan 2013 12:19PM
You have done so well isolating this bird from it's background. Gorgeous.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Lovely clarity in the bird........Sandy
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 1:07PM
A lovely little bird and I love his choice of perch! Guess that's one way of keeping safe, surrounded by all those thorns!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:10PM
Ouch! those look sharp to catch yourself on
A lovely shot Jennn,
in natural surroundings
A rose among thorns works so well Jenn ,very good capture and the detail is stunning love it.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 1:41PM
excellent capture Jenn
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
15 Jan 2013 2:06PM
Lovely capture Jenn and a species I haven't seen before, thanks for sharing,
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jan 2013 2:44PM
Birds are amazing. I mean, to so comfortably negotiate all those thorns!

WONderful capture, Jennnn. The branches and background set him off so very well.

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 3:37PM
it's all been said Jennnnxxxx
9 10 10 England
15 Jan 2013 4:37PM
He can't hide from your lens Jennn.Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 5:19PM
Thought it was a Thorn-birdWink

CaroleA 12 5 3 England
15 Jan 2013 6:46PM
No hiding from your keen eye! At he risk of repeating others - beautifully sharp and perfectly focused.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:49PM
Great picture love the detail the colours and have not heard of this one before a brilliant picture to show off this bird. Bob Smile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:58PM
Great work Jenn
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Jan 2013 11:25PM
a fine sparrow who look much like our cirl buntings thanks to his beautiful cap. Like your thorny perch very much!
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
16 Jan 2013 5:37AM
Wonderful shot of this lovely, and clever, sparrow, his choice of spot should have him pretty safe from any predators, such as cats, with all these thorns guarding him!
Rgds., Jim
16 Jan 2013 7:12AM
The brave bird! It sits between such big thorns. One awkward movement and...Smile
Regards Valery
Tibetan 6 3 England
16 Jan 2013 3:26PM
What a splendid bird wish ours were like that, well captured Jenn. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 11:35PM
What a charming little bird Jenn, I like the yellow markings above its eyes
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 10:57PM
Living a dangerous life...............
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
2 Feb 2013 11:44PM
Love the colours of this Sparrow Jennnn. I was wondering what the thorny tree was & you told us it was an orange tree . Didn't realise they had thorns . xx

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