White-Throated Sparrow

Here’s a sweet sparrow for ya. The white-throated sparrow resides in the mid-Atlantic region during fall and winter. As a new birder, I honestly thought fall/winter would be boring, but have been proven wrong!

White-throated sparrow

These little fellas are quite plentiful and sing a beautiful song! On our hikes, it makes my heart happy to hear them sing their “sweet sweet Canada, Canada, Canada” song. They do breed in Canada, so the song fits!

White-throated Sparrow Singing

This bird is perched in the burning bush in my backyard. He just sang his little heart out! He gave me such a good look and listen, there’s no mistaking one anywhere I go!

White-Throated Sparrow

The White-throated sparrow migrates mostly at night. The “bird people” say we should all try to turn off our outdoor lights at night during migration to save the lives of little birds like these. The outdoor lights affect their clarity of sight & they can end up flying straight into a window or side of a building. I’ve had a few birds fly into my home this season & a couple didn’t survive, which broke my heart.

White-Throated Sparrow

It kind of reminds me of the prayer asking God to forgive us for our sins we are aware of and those we aren’t. I didn’t know shining bright lights at night could harm anyone–human or otherwise. It makes me glad for grace! We can try to be perfect, but it’s impossible. Thank the Lord for His grace!!

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

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