[Tweeters] Interesting Golden-crowned Sparrow

Carol Riddell cariddell at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 12 12:17:39 PST 2007

When Susie Schaefer and I were at the Hoquiam Sewer Treatment Pond
Sunday afternoon, I was watching a mixed flock of Golden-crowned and
White-crowned Sparrows feeding in the gravel along the edge of some
blackberry brambles. At first glance, one appeared to be a White-
throated Sparrow. However, in closer observation it was an adult
Golden-crowned with a white throat and a narrow band of white across
its nape. The throat was certainly as well marked as that of a White-
throated Sparrow, but it definitely had the yellow forecrown with the
darker stripe above the eyes. In all other respects it looked like a
Golden-crowned and not a White-throated.

Carol Riddell

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