Wednesday, March 17, 2010
One More Photo
Any time a question comes up about the identification of an odd bird, the wealth of knowledge and insight that weighs in on the subject amazes me. There seems to be some doubt as to whether the bird in question is truly a hybrid and if it is, what the parent besides junco might be. The photo above gives a view of the back of the bird that may help further the mystery. The streaking on the back certainly looks sparrowish. I don't know if this changes anything but it is another piece to the puzzle. If you double click on any of the photos you should be able to view it enlarged which should help show detail.
I'm looking forward to our monthly banding session this Saturday and if the weather holds it could bring in some early migrants. I'll post results later.