LBJ is birder speak for "Little Brown Job." There are lots of little brown birds, from wrens, to sparrows, to finches- to the untrained eye, they can be confusing, and sometimes even for the trained eye still. Fall brings us lots of LBJ's and once you get to know 'em you can see that each one is pretty unique. I went to Prospect last Wednesday before work and sought out sparrows walking to Lakeside, where they boast an amazing green roof. Enjoy...
|A floofy mockingbird. In my search for sparrows on the green roof there were many mockingbirds singing, imitating an array of other birds.|
|A funny little white-throated sparrow. It's obvious how this bird earns its name, their throat is white- they also boast yellow eyebrows (lores) and block stripes over their head and through the eye.|
|A much lighter colored song sparrow than the one I saw on the log.|
|This whote-throated sparrow gives us a better look at his lovely plumage.|