I was out this afternoon playing with my camera and trying to take pics of yard birds in these lovely wintery daylight conditions. Mostly of yellow-rumped warblers in trees against a grey sky. Out of the corner of my I spotted a white-throated sparrow (WTSP) on the patio but it just didn't seem quite right.
If anyone has the inclination, I'd be interested in opinions on whether this is indeed a first winter WTSP or a hybrid. The undersides seemed much too crisp to me (white and dark brown). It seemed to resemble a juvenile much more than a first winter bird (?) Sorry about the photo quality, I was so focused on the warblers I didn't have time to adjust my camera settings (plus it totally caught me off guard and I did a double take once I noticed it). Photo on ebird.