Phoxy Phriday Photo

Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Fox Sparrow

Ah, at last some more sparrows are returning to northern Illinois. For some reason they feel later than normal but last week brought in White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos and now White-crowned and Fox Sparrows are back. No matter how much they hide, you gotta love the subtle beauty of sparrows.

2 thoughts on “Phoxy Phriday Photo

  1. Fox Sparrows are one of my favorites.-They really liven up the winter around here. We usually get the red variety-which variety is the one in the photo?

  2. It is the red variety too. I am not aware of any other varieties in our area but sometimes we see ones that look a bit like the “Canadian Rocky Mountains” as in the Sibley guide.

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