This gallery contains 2 photos. One of several Golden-Crowned Sparrows who posed on the pear tree near the second floor sunroom. These large, curious birds are more often seen on the lawn, turning over leaves in search of fallen seed, and less on tree limbs. Photographed November 12 with the long lens.
This is a fairly high-ranking Golden-Crowned Sparrow. The presence of its black “eyebrow” means that it’s passed its first winter. The blacker and thicker the stripe between its eyes, and the brighter the yellow hues, the higher it ranks in the social hierarchy of its flock.