We had 2 sparrows that were quite a bit larger than the white throated sparrows and juncos also... but I couldn't get a good enough look to id them... bet that they were fox sparrows.
we had 6 goldfinches, the most we've ever had at one time.
Karen, highland park
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From: Richard Wolfert <rwolfert...>
Date: 3/14/17 7:44 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fox sparrows
With this storm, I was hoping for several new yard species for the year. What we had in our yard were THREE Fox sparrows…at the same time. Never had more than one at a time here before.
First time for this species in the yard in more than a year. No other new species. The slight color variations were interesting. One definitely quite rusty, another more chocolate, and the 3rd somewhere in between. They looked out of place next to the noticeably smaller Juncos (60±) and the Song Sparrows.