Oil, 4 x 4 inches
When these birds show up in the spring, the season's snowfalls aren't far from over. Fox Sparrows are large sparrows compared to the others, and are distinctively rust-colored with bold chest patterns. Perhaps just as strong of an identifier are their scratching manners. While foraging on the ground, Fox Sparrows will make small hops forward, then scratch back with their entire bodies to uncover tasty bits of food.