A Backyard Sooty Fox Sparrow

Claude Lyneis

I was surprised to see what looks like a Sooty Fox Sparrow in our backyard in the Berkeley Hills on the 700 block of  Keeler Ave.  I have seen them a few times in Tilden, but not in the backyard.  I initially thought it was a Song Sparrow, but it was spreading the ground cover around and irritating my better half by messing up her garden, so I took some photos.  These guys seem more aggressive than the White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparraor competing on the feeder.

Photo of Sooty Fox Sparrow   on Flickr. https://flic.kr/p/2k94tHy

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