Didn't really know that we would be receiving such grim news about dead
birds from both botulism and West Nile when I asked my question. Just
makes me very sad and concerned even more about our environment and how we
are treating it.
The FOX Sparrow are northern nesting species and migrate through in spring
and fall. As with most sparrows this is a ground feeder, scratching and
picking a what gets on the ground under my feeder - it's a 'use two feet at
the same time" forager too. They are really quite bold - in action and
coloration here. Always a treat.
E. Dorset, VT