I don't think it's a true Hoary- it has very dark wing and back marking. I'm
guessing it's a part-albino, but curious if a cross could produce such a bird.
Thanks for your thoughts.
On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:15:03 -0500, June Schulte <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>It looks like a Hoary Repoll to me. Pretty bird.
>Isn't "hoary" the same thing as "part albino" (as in hoarfrost)?
>Thanks for sending the photos!
>Here are more photos that may help your discernment:
>~ June in Jericho
>At 01:42 PM 1/28/2008, you wrote:
>>I was looking through some old photos-(really old- 1992)- and found this
>>unusual bird- a Redpoll but what kind. Part Albino? Part Hoary?
>>If anyone has a clue, I'd love to hear your opinions.
>>Meanwhile, we continue to get the garden variety most days here in
>>Norwich/Beaver Meadow area. Numbers vary from one, who thinks he's a
>>chickadee, to 40-50.