Monday, November 2, 2009
Fox Sparrow 5" x 7" acrylic $265
This past weekend I observed a fox sparrow sparrow sitting on a branch as a storm was breaking. The pine needles were covered in water droplets from the recent rain (which inspired me to add rain to the painting). This handsome, sooty colored sparrow - unique to the Pacific Northwest - is one of four variations of fox sparrow found around the country. It is a ground forager and as I watched this bird a rufous-sided towhee made a brief appearance before both disappeared into the cover below.