A Fox Sparrow showed up for a couple of days also. A curious little bird. It perched in the lilac bush next to the deck for a few minutes - long enough for me to snap only two pictures before returning to forging under the feeders. It would hop forward with both feet and quickly hop backwards again, dragging both feet on the ground to scrape away the top layer to expose a seed underneath. He did this repeatedly for hours, working on the ground under the feeders, but I never saw him feeding at any of the feeders. I wonder if this is normal foraging behavior for this bird species?
The Hermit Thrush was at a local state park and seems to always be one of the early spring birds, graciously allowing me to take a few photos.
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