Tuesday, April 13, 2010

White-crowned Sparrow

Occasionally I will see a bird while driving and wish I had my camera. Early last week I saw a Western Bluebird sitting on a fence top along the road as I was driving home from work. I haven't seen them that often but there is a program around the area to revive their numbers by placing bird houses in appropriate areas. So where am I going with this? I think the Bluebird was the catalyst for a dream I had a couple of days later. I would have really liked to have gotten that shot of the Bluebird. In my dream I was walking through some sort of a garden area and I came across a White-crowned Sparrow. I hadn't seen a White-crowned Sparrow since I was a kid and of course I didn't have my camera. Well, as I was leaving TRNWR on Sunday, the last outing of the weekend and last with the rented 400mm lens, what do I run into but a White-crowned Sparrow. Was my dream prophetic? I don't know, but it was a fun coincidence.

1 comment:

  1. This is a migrant Gambel's White-crowned and not the local nesting Puget Sound White-crowned. There is also the Mountain White-crowned in eastern Oregon, Eastern White-crowned for most of the rest of the continent, and the non-migratory Nuttall's of coast southern California. All are slightly different in back stripes and lore and bill color, and songs.