Unusual Junco. A few weeks ago I noticed this guy outside our dining room window feeding with a flock of Dark-eyed Juncos and White-throated Sparrows. My thought it might possibly be a hybrid of the two species which does occasionally occur. I sent a copy to Mark Szantyr who is an expert in the field and he agrees it's a good possibility. With the big push of juncos hitting the area it's fun to look for these "out of norm" birds. For more great info on these possible hybrids see Marks excellent article and illustrations here. http://birdinggeek.blogspot.com/2009/08/two-probable-dark-eyed-junco-hybrids.html

Possible Dark-eyed Junco/White-throated Sparrow Hybrid