Dancing with Jackals (gethenian) wrote in wtf_nature,
Dancing with Jackals
gethenian
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We have this sparrow that's been coming to our feeders since we put them out 2 years ago.

She has a white head.

This doesn't seem to have been much of a detriment to her, however. When I was able to snap these photos, she was there plucking seeds and feeding them to her baby.

Once I noticed she seemed to intend to stick around for a bit, I finally had an opportunity to go grab my camera. She somehow almost seemed to KNOW she was being photographed because as soon as I got back and stood behind the glass door trying to get a good shot, she very helpfully decided to hop nearer, then up onto the railing. She was a LOVELY little model for me. ;3

(Also, tinypic is being weird with me lately and not letting me see half the images I embed even though I can see them fine when I paste the direct links into a new tab. So here are the direct links in case it's doing that to other people too:

http://i33.tinypic.com/25s1hzt.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/1zol0eb.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/dorjbc.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/nntilv.jpg )












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