The white throated sparrow with the white crown has been at my feeders
since 12/11. A photo has eluded me, but I have gotten close enough to
get a good look at his head. He is not leucristc, but featherless with
white scales. When I first posted this bird, Kaye Danforth who lives
near by, emailed to say she had a similar white throated sparrow with a
white crown that appeared to be scales at her feeder shortly before my
He was here several times today and appears to be settling in. Yesterday
he was aggressive towards a titmouse that tried to feed on the ground.
He doesn't seem to be thinking of going anywhere.
Happy New year and good birding in 2015