I have a Fox Sparrow coming to my platform feeder that is about a foot off the ground. It is a large sparrow with heavy, russet streaking converging to a messy spot on its chest. The tail is russet. When it feeds, it kicks its feet backward in the pile of seeds I have put out. (This species is usually only seen briefly during fall and spring migration and almost never in winter. D.M.)

Location: 1338 Tudor Crescent, Peterborough
Observer: Sue Paradisis

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.