26 March 2012 – Fox Sparrow

The first casualty since November 5th is a new species for this study: Fox Sparrow.  This big, beautiful bird was ASY with a fat score = 2.


Fox Sparrows breed in the north and west; this individual looked to be from the eastern subspecies.


Here’s what Fox Sparrows have been up to lately:  heading back north from their wintering grounds.  Check out this distribution of Fox Sparrow eBird reports from February:


. . . and this one from March:


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