The Anything But Common Sparrow

The other day, my blogging friend Takami mentioned that she likes sparrows, so when this Chipping Sparrow dropped in for a visit, I figured I would give him the starring role in today’s post. Actually, I gave him the only role, but I don’t think he’ll mind.


You often hear the phrase “a common sparrow” used – and although these little birds are certainly common in occurrence, they are anything but common in appearance. Just look at this fellow. His earthy tones are warm and rich, from his copper cap to his creamy breast to his wings, which seem to be the perfect blend of caramel and dark chocolate.  I find him to be quite a handsome chap!



This last photo is one that I took awhile back, but I wanted to give a better view of his back. I find the different shades and patterns absolutely stunning.  If I could find a coat with that design I’m sure I would be stylin’.


By the way, if you have a chance, check out Takami’s tiger cub pictures…they are amazing!

12 thoughts on “The Anything But Common Sparrow

  1. This little bird deserves a turn in the spotlight! There are so many types of sparrows and I think they are often over-looked because some are common! Great captures!

  2. Hello Kathy 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing these amazing sparrow photos, and for dedicating the post to me ❤
    I envy how so many wonderful birds seem to show up in your backyard. This sparrow is very handsome and not afraid to strut his stuff 😀 Sparrows are often overlooked here too, but I agree, their appearance is anything but common and they have stunning designs. I laughed at your reply to the comment above, because I can relate to running outside in pyjamas to try and get a picture. The neighbors must think I'm crazy 😉

    Many thanks also, for kindly introducing my blog on your post. It means a lot!
    I wish you and your family a lovely weekend,
    Takami 🙂

  3. I agree with you – he is quite the good-looking little bird. I love your perspective on the importance of looking closely. You inspire the viewer to really notice the details 😉

      1. I will have to tell my daughter about it. My daughter is quite enamored of Japan and even went there on her honeymoon. She leads a Kimono society and has an extensive collection of Kimono and other Japanese dress. She has recently gone back to school and is taking Asian studies – she would love that blog!

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