I can usually expect to hear the little chips of White-crowned Sparrows in the winter. I see them during the summer, but they’re not as common. I can always find them in the winter on barbed wire.
Someone at Farmington Bay scattered seeds on the ground, which made for a nice photo opportunity. The white stripes are on the adults and the brown stripes are on the juveniles.
I wonder if the white is for breeding and the juveniles have been camouflage until they’re ready to breed. The brown is pretty fetching.