Bird #80 — White-crowned Sparrow

zonotrichia (from zone, girdle, and trichos, hair) leucophrys (from leukos, white, and ophrys, eyebrow)

Sunday, October 21, 1979 — 11:30 am

Des Plaines, Illinois

I stood in my bedroom and stared out the back window a lot these days, and once again it paid off.  A White-crowned Sparrow landed briefly in the tall evergreen that was just over the property line in the neighbor’s yard.

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