We went to the coast yesterday in search of sunshine and birds. This Fox Sparrow is the first bird we happened upon. Someone mistakenly thought from its chipping sound that it was a Junco. In her defense, I would say that they do sound quite similar, and that they are, after all, a member of the same family. I think this sparrow is also often mistaken for a Song Sparrow.We did have lots of sunshine and saw a good number of Fox Sparrows, Wrentits, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Our plan was to take the Carter Dunes Trail to the beach and be able to add some gulls and perhaps some Brown Pelicans. In the end we were thwarted from our plan of reaching the beach due to high water covering the trail, and simply circled back on the Taylor Dunes Trail.