[Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
Female cismontanus Junco at feeder
Had a decent look at a junco with a very defined grey hood and red back, with grey/pink mixed flanks this afternoon. I've had some juncos in the past that have had grey heads, brown back and buffy flanks. This is the first bird I can recall that had a very defined hood with a clear convex shape on the chest.
I also had the first junco that immediately stuck out based on size. I didn't manage any other decent shots of it, especially when it took off. This bird was bigger than the nearby White-crowned Sparrow but too far away to get in the same frame. You can see some difference in the second shot below. I am hopeful the bird sticks around for some more shots. Unfortunately at this point it will have to wait until the weekend to try to look for it.
I had two Turkey Vultures flying over Lowes/Walmart making this a late date for them for me.
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