Catching the last of the sun on a late winter morning this White-crowned sparrow was perched in a crabapple tree just off a dyke on Boundary Bay. I was surprised to see how long the fruit lasted over the winter on this tree. Most of the birds here prefer the native Pacific Crabapple which is substantially smaller than this imported variety. Something I just learned about these birds is they can stay awake for up to two weeks at a time during migration!! Eating during the day as a preference and flying up to 300 miles a night.