House (also called English) Sparrows are every day visitors to my bird feeders. One day last week, I spotted a different looking sparrow and managed to snap one decent picture before it disappeared. Out came the books to attempt an ID. Fortunately, this one is different enough from others that I was able to identify it with 99% certainty as Melospiza melodia and then got confirmation from a couple of Flickr friends who are REALLY good birders!
I've posted this to communal global and will be posting it shortly to Sweet Shot Tuesday and later today to World Bird Wednesday. I'm fairly new to the notion of sharing images through other's blogs and am finding it fun to do so come on and join the fun! :-)