Date: 3/12/17 9:22 am From: Karen Garrett <kjgarrett84...> Subject: Junco
Hi, Joe. Would you look at these pictures of a junco and tell me if you think this is an Oregon Junco or just a Slate-colored? It looks like an Oregon to me, with the orangey-brown on the back and flanks. Dan Scheiman doesn't seem to think much of my ID skills. He says Slate-colored. I have never seen 9a Slate-colored with all of this orange/rust on it, not even the females. The females brown is more of a grayish brown. He said I should let you see the photos and see what you think. I won't be offended if you think I'm wrong. My frustration is more with Mr Scheiman. The color of this bird was orangish enough that I actually briefly thought Towhee before the bird's shape and size knocked me closer to reality.