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!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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12 Responses to The Anything But Common Sparrow

  1. Sue says:

    Wonderful photos! So much sharper than the ones I took through my windows!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. kathydoremus says:

    You are most welcome. I always like sharing things I enjoy with others, and I enjoy your blog! 🙂

  5. 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 😉

  6. So sweet! And I loved tibara’s photos, also – especially that Japanese white-eye!! 🙂

    • kathydoremus says:

      Wouldn’t it be fun to go to Japan and take pictures of tiger cubs!!! I am glad you checked out her site. 🙂

      • 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!

  7. Lately I find myself very taken with your wonderful sparrow photos! Thanks again, Kathy!

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