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I have always had several of these around my feeder, (Nanaimo) feeding among Juncos, Pine Siskins and Purple Finches... finally tired of not knowing exactly what it is. Any guesses?
Adding to this, you can tell because of the little triangles on the breast. The triangles are a unique field mark for Fox Sparrows. Contrast this with the breast of the Lincoln's sparrow and you will see the differences.

I don't think we have a Whimbrel yet and although […]