Time Lapse 7
Though slightly rain-bedraggled, the Rhododendron 'Kristin' blossoms continue to open. Today's photos offer studies in style. Above, the muted tones of House Sparrow females (Passer domesticus) offer a contrast to the bright, flashy American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) below. House Sparrows are also known as English Sparrows. They were introduced from England, becoming one of two "Old World" sparrows from the family Passeridae in North America. Native sparrows all belong to the family Emberizidae.