I photographed and banded a similar junco in Connecticut a few years ago and
over the courde of the winter it molted into a fairly normal looking Junco
hyemalis hyemalis, the eastern form of slate colored junco. Pretty striking
80 Bicknell Road
Ashford, CT 06278
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From: "Carol Johnson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:20 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Possible Slate-colored Junco
> Yesterday morning I was looking out the kitchen window at the feeding
> and there it was The mystery Junco. This is the second time Ive seen the
> bird this winter and this time I got 2 photos before it flew off.
> Taken through a window but good enough to I.D. the bird in question I
> You can see the photos at this link:
> I have to say that I have been looking for differant colored Juncos ever
> Hector Galbraith posted about the possibilty of finding differant colored
> 2 years ago.Thanks Hector!
> Anyhow I would love help ID-ing this bird ( on list ) from any Vt birders
> Thanks in advance for the help !