We’re running low, folks, so I may have to put this feature on hiatus until some good photos accumulate. Again, we publish only the very best here at WEIT!
Today reader Diana MacPherson, the website’s Official Animal Anthropomorpizer™, continues her analyses of sparrows and chipmunks. Indented captions are hers.
Here are some more House Sparrow & Chipmunk photos. The chippy was grooming his wet fur today & I caught some amusing poses at at the end.
Male House/English Sparrow (Passer domesticus). Either this is a juvenile or he is losing his breeding colours. I suspect this is a juvenile as his beak still has some yellow on it.
Baby House sparrow opens mouth & shows tongue. What a weird tongue – not at all like a budgie’s tongue (the only bird tongues I’m familiar with)
Baby House Sparrow waits for food in a very dignified manner.
Check out those long claws on the chippy! [Tamias striatus]
Chippy sits up straight as if instructed by a teacher.
The next two are the funniest – this looks like the chipmunk is acting out the final scene in Hamlet or Laertes getting stabbed behind the curtain!
Here the chipmunk either “vogues” or is being a beast no one should look at! [JAC: I think it’s a chipmunk facepalm.]