White- throated Sparrow

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© Andrea Petersen
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I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Psalms 102: 7

A White- throated Sparrow
On its trips to and fro...
Must always stay strong....
Whence they come and go..
"Oh Sweet Canada" is their song....

Before he hit the road...
This one decided it was wise..
To rest and eat at our abode...
Known also as a Pea´bod`y
The poor cold birdie
Was puffed out twice his size.
Poetry by me AJP

The white- throated sparrows, who are migratory birds stopped here a few days ago
when it was very cold and I doubt he stayed very long ...they usually stick around for a week
or so before continuing on their journey..

Here is some additional information from a Reader's Digest North American Wildlife Book:

The White-throat is often nicknamed the Canada Bird or the Peabody Bird in imitation of
a typical song, written as "Oh Sweet Canada, Canada, Canada"....or "Poor Sam Peabody ,
Peabody, Peabody." But there are regional dialects among White-throated Sparrows, as well as marked individual variations. And because the White-throat is abundant and
whistles its sweet song loudly and not too fast, these variations are especially noticeable.

8 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful photo!!! Interesting info on these birds. I do not believe that they come here and if they do, then I miss seeing them.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    A great close-up capture, wonderful detail!! So far we have only sighted one tiny sparrow and I'm not certain which type it is. These are a real favorite with their sweet song..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    beautiful and fascinating! wonderful close-up. i just have a point & shoot so i'm never able to get these kind of close-ups!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    A beautiful little creature! Nice close up. Don't see many of those here.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Up close and wonderful!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    So cute!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Wonderful close up great to see

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (16 Apr 2012):


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