Fox Sparrow in Marquette County Wisconsin on November 21, 2015
I spent a short time at a local birding spot in Marquette County Wisconsin and it was very slow. One occasion a Fox Sparrow showed and gave nice views. Red-headed Woodpeckers are still hanging around but I did not pursue them. 5 American Bald Eagles have been hanging around too in the area seeing them regularly. Lots of Blue Jays, they are still grabbing acorns of the oak trees and storing them. At least 2 adults and 4 juveniles, it will be interesting if they will be here in spring. A light snow last night, winter is here. Images were taken on November 21, 2015.
Fox Sparrow, typically a bird I usually see on the ground feeding.
Binomial name: Passerella iliaca
Size: 7” long, 10.5” wing span
Weight: 1.1 oz
Note: I have heard it so many times, “Fox Sparrow is my favorite sparrow”
Fox Sparrow, back view
Blue Jay looking back
Blue Jay in the late afternoon sun
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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
Great shots of the fox sparrow, best I’ve seen.