This is exciting! I've only seen fox sparrows here two or three times, usually in the dead of winter when there's snow on the ground. So imagine my surprise when I glanced outside and saw TWO of them picking up around where the birdseed was before the squirrel finished it all off. I hope it means conditions are right for other birds that don't often show up to decide to pay me a visit this winter. According to some reports, we might see somewhat rare visitors coming further south than usual because of the failure of the pinecone crop or some such thing up north? I don't remember what I read, but I hope I see some evening grosbeaks and such!