Another common bird, the white-crowned sparrow is delightful nonetheless.
Photo Memory of the Week
Poetry of the WeekA wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!
Source: A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican, Dixon Lanier Merritt
Posted: 2023 Mar 17
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Australia plotted by every mapped stream and river... all 1.3 million of them pic.twitter.com/7sx7LgemOM
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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(?â˜º).
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.
Jim – Well, well. Another reason to be impressed by them, and a good reminder to enjoy “common” everyday wonders.