Fox Sparrow - East End- Chebeague Island, Maine - April 8, 2011
photos taken by Beverly Johnson

from Cornell's allaboutbirds site:A large, boldly striped sparrow of scrubby boreal forest and mountain chaparral, the Fox Sparrow is most familiar as a migrant or wintering bird. Its vigorous "double-scratching," kicking backward in ground litter with both feet to uncover food, often draws attention to its presence under a bird feeder.