One of the things I’ve been doing more often is shoot photography early in the morning because is cooler and I can see more variety of birds, these make quick stops to get some seeds and move on. When ever it rains most birds take shelter and when i ends they mob the feeders.
I had a surprise this morning when I saw a House Sparrow for the first time in my backyard. It’s not a new bird for my list but it’s new for my backyard list of birds. It was not immediate that I ID this bird, I knew it was a sparrow but not the kind of sparrow. After seeing the pictures I shot I was able to ID and did verify it by searching in guides and the internet to be totally sure. The reason I had to search was because this bird is young and non-breading, not displaying the usual characteristic plumage of the House Sparrow.
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101