This juvenile White-Crowned Sparrow got an early start on the day. It was out foraging while the new shoots of grass each carried a drop of dew at the tip. A careless bird might have got drenched. Not this one. It carefully threaded its way among the blades of grass and knocked down just a very few drops of dew.
Juvenile birds of this species have brown, almost reddish, head stripes. As they mature, the stripes turn a contrasty black and white, which makes them among the easiest birds to identify.