Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Fauna White-crowned Sparrow, Gilbert AZ 08 December 2016 04 October 2017 Birds Another common bird, the white-crowned sparrow is delightful nonetheless. National Treasure #70: Peggy’s Cove National Treasure #71: BlackBerry Limited 2 Comments Jim Robertson 11 December 2016 at 11:34 am 3 years ago Common you say ?!?! Did you know: “Scientists interested in movement and energetics have discovered that White-crowned Sparrows can run on a treadmill at a pace of about one-third of a mile an hour without tiring out. ” Other than a road runner, or an ostrich, that’s pretty uncommon(?☺). I wasn’t looking for that fact, but I came across it looking for something I read the other day about there being something unique about two slightly different versions (as it were) in breeding. But I can’t find it….. You caught a nice poise on the little guy too. Isabel Gibson 11 December 2016 at 11:59 am 3 years ago Jim – Well, well. Another reason to be impressed by them, and a good reminder to enjoy “common” everyday wonders. Comments are closed.