I just love the LBBs. Little Brown Birds may seem boring and common to some, but their earnest faces and surprisingly distinctive markings make for endless fun.
There's nothing insincere about that expression.
The tree sparrow is has that dark spot on its front, as if someone poked it in the breast with a grubby finger. They're pretty common in small shrubs out in the fields and woods where Baloo and I wander.
This picture is taken through my sister's front window. She had just put seeds out on the porch railing and it didn't take long for someone to notice and come in for a snack.
It also gave us a wary look right back through that window, as we enjoyed watching it munch on seeds. Doesn't that almost look like a cartoon expression? It makes me smile.