In the image above you see a Savannah Sparrow that winters in Tennessee. And below, a sketchbook spread of this sparrow being released from the mist net and receiving its band during a session. (click images to enlarge)
Besides the magazine article that I previously posted, I also published an article about sparrows at Knoxville's Wild Birds Unlimited website. The article includes images of two other beautiful sparrows, the maroon red and gray Fox Sparrow, and the exquisite rusty winged Swamp Sparrow, a bird that otherwise looks grayish all over.
More about my bird banding experiences
And on a different subject, but still about birds, if you love Sandhill cranes and don't want to see then hunted in the eastern USA where they've never been hunted before, visit either of my blogs, Vickie Henderson Art or Vickie's Sketchbook. At the top right sidebar of each you will see this sandhill sketch. Under it you will find easy links where you can voice your opinion. Take a minute to help us stop Greater Sandhill Crane hunting in the east before it starts.