Friday, October 12, 2012

The little things we miss ...

Twenty-nine years ago today, the unassuming little Santa Barbara Song Sparrow was officially declared extinct. 

While no photographs are known to exist of the extinct Santa Barbara Song Sparrow, it resembled this common mainland song sparrow.
Photo by Ken Thomas / Wikimedia

I fondly remember a song sparrow who lived outside my kitchen window on Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge. It made every morning just a little merrier. 


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thoughts, questions, suggestions? Please share them here.