Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Drawing - White Crowned Sparorow

White-Crowned Sparrow - Graphite on Paper
Copyright 2011, Nicole MacPherson 

Hmmm...  Glitchy!  Sorry if this is your second time seeing this post!

White-Crowned Sparrows are "sort of" common around here.  We get them in the yard every year, but usually only one or two at a time.  In some areas though, they congregate in bigger numbers.  They usually arrive here just before the Harris's Sparrows, and stay just a little longer.  Possibly because there are just more of them.

The few times I've seen two White-Crowned Sparrows together, there's usually one bird with a bright-colored beak, and one whose beak is more black.  But that's based on very few observations.  Does make me wonder though!

I caught the above bird just as he was begining to sing.  They have an uncomplicated, but quite nice song.  Easily distinguishable from the many White-Throated Sparrows that are typically around at the same time!


  1. Just catching up on all your recent drawings - excellent work as always!