Checking Ebird confirmed my instinct; I had few opportunities of getting a good Fox Sparrow photo before they would be gone north for good. I saw my first and only one about 2 weeks ago. It was raining, and early and grey and overcast and overall terrible weather for a photoshoot, so I let it slide, figuring I'd find another later that day or the next. So this weekend that was my target species. And of course, I didn't get one. But I did manage a few good birds nevertheless.