Today I found two Fox Sparrows foraging in the roadside in some dirt that had been recently dislodged by snowplows. I couldn't get very close to them, and every time a car went by, they flew into the woods, but it was wonderful to see them!
As you can see, this is a large sparrow with interesting coloring and a beautifully streaked breast. It gets its name from the rich red hue in its feathers. The tail color is especially noticeable.
Even though this is not a good photo, I like the way it shows the tail feathers of the Fox Sparrow. The bird to the left is an American Robin. The edges of its coloring look purple due to the contrast of its feathers against the snow and the low quality of my camera lens!
Joining the Fox Sparrows at the roadside were: Dark-Eyed Juncos, American Robins and a White-Crowned Sparrow. In a nearby bush was a Hairy Woodpecker. Once again, I'm glad I forced myself to go out!
unfortunately posing in front of roadside litter