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Friday, April 03, 2009

Fox Sparrow

Yesterday we had 2 Fox Sparrows at our feeder. This is one of my favorite sparrows because it's so colorful (for a sparrow!) and we don't get many. I love the rufous, foxy color on this bird. There is geographic variation in the coloring of Fox Sparrows, with the eastern ones being the most rufous color. It's also one of our largest sparrows, so it really stands out among the juncos, song and tree sparrows dining at our feeders.

2 comments:

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

The cinnamon color makes the Fox Sparrow my favorite.
My first of season came through today!

Alan said...

They are one of my favorite sparrows as well. They winter here in VA and I've been fortunate to have a few around the feeders from time to time. I like watching them do their "double-scratching" as they look for food.