(White-crowned Sparrow, male ...Click image to enlarge)
I took this picture when I was at Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest few weeks ago. First thing really caught my eyes were a flock of immatures and few females foraging on ground. They are friendly and don't seem get bothered much if there are people around them. Among all species, I also spotted White-throated Sparrows, Field Sparrows, House Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows and got a lifer, Green-tailed Towhee!
A lot of places in the north have snow falling these days. That means more winter species will be arriving here. One thing I really want to photograph this season, is Fox Sparrow, a large sparrow with a heavily streaked reddish chest. Their appearance adds colors in this gloomy winter days. I always find something amazing when I am not looking for any thing particular. I am sure they are somewhere near me, I just need to hear them first. Have you found the bird you really want to see this winter? :)