This gallery contains 2 photos. A LOL moment: neither plump, pregnant, about to take a dump, nor wearing a muumuu, this young Golden-Crowned Sparrow doesn’t mind slouching on the pear tree. These chunky birds are our third most common visitors in the winter and fall. Photographed on an unseasonably warm January 25 afternoon.
As I discovered today, this Golden-Crowned Sparrow youngster doesn’t fly so much as perch hop from branch to branch, because of a missing leg. Instead of feeding from the bird feeders, s/he wanders the lawn, quite capably, looking for fallen bird seed. Photographed having a sit down on the pear tree. Photographed on January 26.