Date: 2/7/18 9:17 am
From: Philip Dickinson <pdickins...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] white-throated sparrow question
This seems to be a White-throated Sparrow that is molting from immature
into adult plumage with white crown stripes, but I welcome other opinions.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:48 PM, <amk17...> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,
>
> 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.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42550979
>
> Thanks
> AKopitov
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