Leanne Ross photographed these birds this fall in her yard in Okotoks, just south of Calgary. She reports that the Tree Sparrow only stayed for a day, whereas the White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows were around for a week or so, usually accompanied by Dark-eyed Juncos.
White-throated Sparrow (left) and White-crowned Sparrow (right).
American Tree Sparrow.
Downy Woodpecker (male), a year-round resident.
Hairy Woodpecker (male), also a resident bird.
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