I call them Mr. V and Angel.
I first noticed little Angel while watching quail in late May.
|typical house sparrow (left), "Angel" (right)|
|taking a dust bath|
My last sightings of Angel were in July:
Mr. V has been a regular backyard visitor since June.
And he's still here today:
I also observed a strange looking phainopepla one day in October.
For comparison, the picture on the left is of a normal colored male phainopepla with all black head feathers.
Notice the white head feathers on this fellow:
Have a good day!