When we find ourselves digging diligently for something in life, just look into the hole as if it were a crystal ball, and ask why am I grasping for something that is hidden from sight. When the answer comes to you, the spell will be broken, giving you the fuel and energy to attain new orbits and vistas with front row seats to this spectacle we call Earth.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Fox Sparrow and Song Sparrow of the Pacific Northwest
I was hiking in the snowy woods the other day and I noticed a group of birds digging enthusiastically in the snow to reach the ground in search of food. They turned out to be the Sooty variety of Fox Sparrows. Then one turned up at the feeder soon afterwards. I don't tend to see a lot of them because they are often living their days fully in dense brush. In the bottom photo is the pacific northwest variety of the Song Sparrow for Comparison.