The bright white streak down the center of the top of its head is clearly evident and immediately catches your attention. Black stripes sit just above another band of white that forms an eyebrow extending to the rear of the head. A second black stripe stretches from the base of the beak to the eye than from the back of the eye to the rear of the head.
This zebra-like appearance is easily seen with the naked eye if you’re reasonably close to the bird.
Immature White-crowned Sparrows show the same striping but the bright white found in adults is replaced with a more dull, buff color.
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Solitude & skiing
Even in the ‘empty nester’ years, it’s fun to strap on skis or snowshoes for a trek in the snowy wonderland
Upgrading by downsizing
Builder believes tiny homes have large variety of uses
Chocolatier follows her heart
A long and winding road to doing what she loves:
Taking an off-grid break during the pandemic
As the owners of Ravenous Catering located in Monitor, Valarie Gilmour and Dave Toal are usually very busy people, but in 2020 the lack of weddings and large gatherings gave them time to indulge their wanderlust.
Our stories continue: Filling a heart with joy
MY BEST DAY 2020
Joy for both dogs and humans in walking
It's the BEST Day because I live here & I live now
What makes the best day for me? Any day at all that I wake up in the USA.
Hair-raising resolutions for the New Year
New Year’s Eve traditions
Catching up with 4 artists and their creations
It’s always a pleasure talking with artists about their projects, but it’s especially nice to check in after a few years and hear about continuing growth and new directions.
ZOOMING IN ON EAGLES
‘Armed with a Nikon 5600 camera, plus two lenses — a wide-angle and a zoom — I was down at the eagle’s nest for hours at a time. Waiting for the eggs to hatch, watching the parents bring in food.’
For Long, Strange Trips
Versatile bags to withstand your wildest journeys