American Tree Sparrow, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
An American Tree Sparrow sits perched on a leafy branch in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, its small form silhouetted against the bright summer sky.
With its distinctive rust-colored breast and gray back, this sparrow is a familiar sight in many North American forests and grasslands.
As the summer sun beats down, the tree sparrow seems undaunted, its bright eyes and lively demeanor a sign of its adaptability and resilience in the face of the elements.
Migrants to the arctic north, American Tree Sparrows bring the tundra alive with their beautiful song, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
Spizella arborea. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.